<<Another question does arise though - when I borrow the W7 install disk how will I incorporate my Key-code? When during the W7 installation it asks for the Key-code do I just put in the one given with the computer and not the installation disk? (since the W7 installation disk I'm borrowing is already in use on my friend's computer). Could it be that straightforward?>>
The previous instructions/suggestions were provided based on the assumption that you have a valid license to install whatever version of Win 7. If Win 7 HP came on your laptop...then you can only install Win 7 HP from someone else's disk, using your license.
I must suggest to you that using your friend's key for two installs...those are the sorts of things that get licenses on the compromised key list which Microsoft maintains.
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Edited by hamluis, 27 August 2010 - 07:20 PM.