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I have a CD-key for windows 7 enterprise x64, and I am going to reformat the machine and do a clean install, but I have a Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 x64 disk is my key going to work? I know that you don't need a key to do the update on a machine running 7, but I am not sure if the same can be said for fresh installs. What do you guys think?
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Cant you just reinstall and then get SP1 from the microsoft website? im pretty sure that all it takes is a genuine check, you should be fine.

Do you have proof of purchase of the copy of win7? if you do run into any problems then you can just give M$ a call to get the key reinstated, just like you do with OEM copies when you get 1 too many new parts!

W4LNUT5 Edit: Calling for activation on an OEM copy is not legitimate as the product key is tied to the motherboard it was originally installed on.
Edited by fibre_optics - 5/11/11 at 8:19am
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It certainly should work fine. I've reinstalled with slipstreamed disks that have service packs built in and they're no trouble at all. There were a few problems with some XP OEM numbers that didn't work with service packed disks, but I've not seen any evidence of such troubles resurfacing these days.
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Cant you just reinstall and then get SP1 from the microsoft website? im pretty sure that all it takes is a genuine check, you should be fine.
this should work
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Okay thought so just didn't want to get that wrong
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Looks like it does matter.... starting a new thread...
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