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I purchased my copy of Windows 7 from Digital River (Student re-seller) and I was wondering that since OEM keys can only be activated on one motherboard will I have problems with the Windows 7 key from Digital River?

I looked on their site and I didn't see any mention of OEM, but I am just here to make sure.

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I haven't had any issues, so I'm guessing you won't either. I got my copy of Professional x64 for £30 from Digital River and have used it on my previous AMD system, the laptop, and current Intel system, on one at a time obviously. biggrin.gif But you will have to call Microsoft's automatic activation helpline (its free) when you use the product key the second time. smile.gif
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I have the upgrade version of win7 from digital river and I've used it on two different mobos without a problem

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I'm 99% sure it is a retail license at a greatly discounted price.

I have copies from MSDNAA for free and never had an issue.
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I have a digital river W7 license which has been reinstalled twice without issue on two different boards.

I also have 2 MSDNAA copies which work fine, too (I don't think the license you get for MSDNAA copies extends to post-education, though...)

For more than a few reinstallations you usually have to ring up, but they still work.
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I have one I got when Windows 7 was first released and it's been on a couple different motherboards. As stated earlier, these versions seem to be retail rather than OEM.
post #7 of 9
MSDN, MSDN-AA, Technet and DR Keys are treated as Retail keys in that they can be used on more than the original computer installed on (as in what the OP is asking about, not using it on 2 or more computers at the same time).
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Thanks everyone.

+ rep all around.
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post

I purchased my copy of Windows 7 from Digital River (Student re-seller) and I was wondering that since OEM keys can only be activated on one motherboard will I have problems with the Windows 7 key from Digital River?
I looked on their site and I didn't see any mention of OEM, but I am just here to make sure.
Thanks

Digital river keys are not OEM. But just to be sure call MS at 1-800-936-5700 and ask them to ID if the key is OEM or otherwise. They have the necessary tools to do that for you. thumb.gif Or you could also try doing a quick chat with one of their 24/7 technicians at http://www.answerdesk.com/ (U.S. customer only. Also this is MS newest support group). I believe they also have the tool to ID a key for you.
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