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I recently bought windows 7 profesional OEM off discountmountiansoftware.com for $83, and it's a DELL BRANDED disk. I currently do not yet have a video card for my pc so I cant test it let alone post. According to the website it can install on any pc, and i have the product key. But some websites are telling me it will work and some only with Dell pcs. was i ripped off or will this work?
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Hmm not really sure, but a pc can run without a video card.
I suggest you to check it out now, at least if I where you.
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its an 8350 on a ud7 board, so i have no onboard video. i have no psu anyway as i just did an rma and have a new one on its way
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Did it come with a key? The Key is the important part the disc is meaningless for the most part.

If I was you I would get a normal disc off TPB or something just so you don't get those few Dell files installed as well.
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Yeah it did. Im just concerned because some people have claimed to me that the disc is designed to only install on dell systems.
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He did say he had the product key. rolleyes.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LordOfTots View Post

Yeah it did. Im just concerned because some people have claimed to me that the disc is designed to only install on dell systems.

No it will work fine, might create a couple of dell folders in c:\windows but those can be deleted manually if needed.
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Awesome. If this actually does work thats $60 saved biggrin.gif
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should work....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ikem View Post

if you have a key, why not just download an iso from microsoft?

Microsoft doesn't provide links unless you get it from them. And all other sites that offer ISO downloads, are technically illegal. Even TheDigitalRiver, it's meant for paying customers of their service ( or other services that use their service ). Not like anyone cares anyways, but that's just how it goes.
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