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i havent unpacked it since i moved but it said oem & only to be distributed with a new pc if i recall.. ill have to dig it out today because im getting ready to put this build together here after i pick up a power supply & hopefully a new hd as well. Ill let ya know more what it says later i have to get some sleep before the sun gets anymore brighter..lol
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i havent unpacked it since i moved but it said oem & only to be distributed with a new pc if i recall.. ill have to dig it out today because im getting ready to put this build together here after i pick up a power supply & hopefully a new hd as well. Ill let ya know more what it says later i have to get some sleep before the sun gets anymore brighter..lol
I personally wouldn't attempt installing this on any other system now that it's already installed and activated on your Mother-in-Law's. If you successfully activate it on yours, then there's a potential risk that it may end up deactivating your Mother-in-Law's installation.
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Does the disc look like genuine Microsoft or no? There's software out there that lets you set up unattended installation which includes embedding the key on the disc, but that would only apply if this disc wasn't an actual Microsoft disc and was burned by the repair shop.
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post #14 of 19
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Does the disc look like genuine Microsoft or no? There's software out there that lets you set up unattended installation which includes embedding the key on the disc, but that would only apply if this disc wasn't an actual Microsoft disc and was burned by the repair shop.
Ok i dug the disk out it is genuine ms. On the disk it says includes windows anytime upgrade but it also says 32 bit i need 64 .. prolly doesnt have 64 included on it i would assume...
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post #15 of 19
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Ok i dug the disk out it is genuine ms. On the disk it says includes windows anytime upgrade but it also says 32 bit i need 64 .. prolly doesnt have 64 included on it i would assume...
Unfortunately no, it's not included. For example: in a retail box, there are two discs: a 32-bit and a 64-bit. When it comes to OEM, you can either purchase a 32-bit copy or a 64-bit copy. DVDs just aren't big enough yet. Sure, they could use Blu-Ray discs, but that would raise the price.
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Unfortunately no, it's not included. For example: in a retail box, there are two discs: a 32-bit and a 64-bit. When it comes to OEM, you can either purchase a 32-bit copy or a 64-bit copy. DVDs just aren't big enough yet. Sure, they could use Blu-Ray discs, but that would raise the price.
Actually a dual-layer 8.5GB DVD could store both, since the disc images are both smaller than 4GB by themselves. Why they don't though, I'm not sure of, probably price, as you said.
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Actually a dual-layer 8.5GB DVD could store both, since the disc images are both smaller than 4GB by themselves. Why they don't though, I'm not sure of, probably price, as you said.
Not only price, but simplicity. I think that most of Microsoft's customers would be confused if both were on one disc.
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post #18 of 19
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Just an update on this... I did register with the key from this oem disc & have had no problems. It activated fine. I used an iso imaged disk. I down loaded & burned it with help from another thread. It contained home premium 64 bit and I installed it. Then used the activation key from the 32 bit disc that I had purchased earlier. Both the mother in laws computer & my new build are running fine & are activated & have been thru genuine ms validation. I still dont know why when installing on the mother inlaws computer I was never prompted for a key but water under the bridge now.
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