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Windows 7 reinstall

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I am working on a machine that needs windows 7 reinstalled on it. I have the Windows key used for activation. Is it possible and legal for me to use my Windows disk and their activation key to put windows back on?
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Intel 4690k Asrock Z97 Extreme 4 Evga SC GTX 750TI Kingston KHX16C9B1RK2/8X HyperX Red 8GB (4GB 51... 
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It shouldn't make a difference, unless maybe it was an OEM install. I'm not sure if OEM keys work on retail installations.
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Even better google for backing up your activation. Then you wont have to reactivate it.
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