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Hey guys I need to do a clean windows reinstall on my system because I got a new board and cpu. (its an ahci driver thing i've already done some posts in other threads). I have the product key on the side of my case but what I'm wondering is, is the code I get from HP the HP version of win 7 or is it the clean non bloatware version of win 7?
    
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The key is limited to version of windows, not to OEM.
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Sooooooo does that mean that yes it's going to have crap tons of blaodware?
    
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the key is only a key. how you reinstall makes the difference. if you use the recovery partition. it will load all the bloatware that was installed with the system. if you use a store bought win 7 disc you'll have a completely clean win 7 install
 
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post #5 of 7
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Okay is there anywhere I can get a win 7 install disc for cheap instead of having to pay full price? cuz I mean I have the key why pay full price
    
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c you an download a clean iso of a Windows 7 disc for free. there's a site that hosts them. search around
 
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post #7 of 7
You need to buy a new key.

OEM keys live and die with the first motherboard they are activated on.
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Originally Posted by BFRD View Post

I am tired of reading so many posts suggesting that you may install an OEM copy of a Windows OS on multiple computers and still retain a proper license. Just because you call up and ask for a license key and you are given one does NOT make it OK. Not getting caught is not the same thing as being allowed. The operators that are manning those phone lines do not have the training (or inclination) to determine if you are installing on a new machine or not. The license is clear; OEM = one machine only.


OEM licenses are cheaper for a reason, and it has very little to do with not having a box. It is cheaper because eventually you will need a new machine and will then have to buy another copy of the OS. So next time someone suggests that installing an OEM OS on a new (read: not the original) computer is OK; will get a Piracy Infraction.


Notes:
  • Minor hardware changes are permitted
  • A motherboard change is never minor
  • Hardware failure may not allow you to re-activate a license
  • This thread is about licensing not morality
  • MS will often allow you to re-activate even though they shouldn't, they have stated this will not protect you from prosecution
  • If you are upset about the licensing issues of OEM software complain to your system builder

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Here is a nice article that restates some of these facts.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070130-8730.html



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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229

This page explains what you can/can't do


The license states that it is good for 1 PC only. Microsoft has defined 'PC' as a mobo for the license (used to be an HDD IIRC) so your license lives and dies with the mobo




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Originally Posted by noobdown

You can find a phone number here: http://support.microsoft.com/contact...rt/?ws=support

http://www.overclock.net/t/156182/oem-clarification/
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