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as i've got some problems with the windows 7 kernel, i guess it is, and nobody have found a solution yet, i might need to reinstall windows 7.
so what i need to know is if i can install it again with my OEM disc?? and have anybody tried doing it??
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as i've got some problems with the windows 7 kernel, i guess it is, and nobody have found a solution yet, i might need to reinstall windows 7.
so what i need to know is if i can install it again with my OEM disc?? and have anybody tried doing it??
with an oem disk, if it is the rig you originally installed it on it should be ok. if it isnt you will have to call into micro soft and tell them you made some hardware changes in order for the key to work.
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yes you can, the disc can be used with any key but the key can only be used on 1 computer but you can reinstall as many times as you like
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anybody who have actually done this??
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Which disk did you actually use for your original install...Retail or OEM?

If you used a retail disc and try to install on an OEM disc (one that was used to install Windows 7 on different hardware) you'll be prompted to activate probably by calling Microsoft.

If you haven't used the OEM disc to install on a computer you can install it just fine on your rig with no problems.

OEM will lock you down to the hardware of you machine.
RETAIL does not have restrictions related to hardware changes.
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i have used my OEM once before on the same pc, as i want to reinstall it on...
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I've transferred it to another pc without doing anything like calling. Same with my friend.
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