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Originally Posted by Blazing angel View Post

Sorry for reviving a old thread of mine, but i have a question. I never really got around to installing windows again on the laptop, but will be soon.
Just for a clarification: these downloads will work with the oem key under the laptop correct?
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Originally Posted by SgtMunky View Post

Yes smile.gif

actually it will but not easily. by default the OEM keys on the badge have already been locked out. you have to activate it by phone.
post #12 of 14
Yes it will work.

ALL the windows DVD's you buy in the local PC store are ALL the same. It's just the key/serial number that makes the change wink.gif

(Offcourse you have to check on the sticker wwhich edition of windows is on it now!!! 32-bit or 64-bit, home or premium or ..., etc)
   
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post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post

actually it will but not easily. by default the OEM keys on the badge have already been locked out. you have to activate it by phone.

Beat me to it. Have done it with both my laptops that run windows.

My Dell, was locked. Had to use the phone activation, but it passes with ease as it is a legit key ofc. My HP on the other hand wasn't locked for some reason so it was easier.
post #14 of 14
well in truth all you really need is a 32 and 64bit ultimate disk and some freetime to edit the disk to remove the OS version so ultimate will install from Ultimate down to starter and everything inbetween lol
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