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Can I use this Windows 7 disc for a build?

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Our Family bought a Dell computer that came with a Windows 7 installation disc, and i was wondering if i could use that for another build.


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post #2 of 8
No - the discs that come with pre-built computers (Dells, HPs, etc.) are only allowed to be used for the computer that they came with.
post #3 of 8
it will work but only once, i used to burn copies of my dell xp install disc and use it to fix pcs, as long as you have valid product keys it will work(not the product key that is on the dell, then its pirating)
mind u i had the high school's license key for xp >.> which works for like 700 pcs or something crazy like that
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post #4 of 8
AFAIK, though, the OEM discs have the product key tied into installation, so it automatically installs using the same key each time.

Might be wrong though.
post #5 of 8
You can use the installation disk but you will have to purchase a valid activation key within 30 days or something like that.
    
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post #6 of 8
All OEM discs are, once installed, "tied" to the computer's motherboard. You can't install it on multiple computers at the same time.
    
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spritanium;11782923 
All OEM discs are, once installed, "tied" to the computer's motherboard. You can't install it on multiple computers at the same time.
I used to use my Dell XP disc.... never had a problem regardless of the number of computers it was installed on.
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post #8 of 8
Yes, you can use any Windows Installation Disc, OEM or non-OEM. The OEM disc does tie the key into a fresh install automatically, but you can change the cdkey by going to Control Panel> System and Security> System> scroll down to the bottom and press change product key. I have done this numerous of times.
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