Originally Posted by PhaedraCorruption
I have an OEM machine with one of those stickers with a product key on it, but the machine itself never came with a disk to reformat the computer with. I want to start over again with a fresh install.
If I were to go out and buy a W7 disk, could I install it on that computer and use the key on the sticker?
Yes. But that would mean you technically have two Windows 7 now.
If you contact your OEM for a media, they usually give out one. For a price of course.
You could also download the Windows 7 ISO (http://techpp.com/2009/11/11/downloa...ownload-links/
) and still use that OEM product key. You might need to do the automated phone activation though.