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#1 wpgsnow8

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:52 PM

Hi : Please help I can't seem to get an answer from microsoft on product keys.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade installed on my laptop and I want to install it on desk top. I realize you need another product.
On their website they have a product key for $90 would this enable me to have Windows 7 on desktop computer, or does this just upgrade the program.


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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:55 PM

Just go to the store and buy a windows 7 disc (office max, office depot, best buy, walmart, tons of other stores....)

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:37 PM

I have the disk, I want to know if the product key can be purchased alone.
I don't want to buy the program all over again.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:13 PM

Just use the same disc and key.....

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:28 PM

Hi : Please help I can't seem to get an answer from microsoft on product keys.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade installed on my laptop and I want to install it on desk top. I realize you need another product.
On their website they have a product key for $90 would this enable me to have Windows 7 on desktop computer, or does this just upgrade the program.


thanks for your help


On Microsoft's website, it is most likely an upgrade as the full version runs usually around $200 if purchased from them directly.

If you buy a retail copy in the store, it will cost roughly about the same.

However, if you buy a system builder copy, like from newegg, you can pick it up for $100 or around that for the full version. Just be sure to make sure you choose the right one (32v64 bit)

You can't buy the key alone directly from Microsoft (unless doing an anytime upgrade), and anyone who is selling them is doing so illegally as far as I know.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:55 PM

wpgsnow8 here is the deal, you can legally install your upgrade disk on another computer.

At some point you have to activate your copy, this is where you will get flagged by Microsoft that your copy is a pirated duplicate of one you already activated, it then sends you to a web site to make good and purchase a license key, which makes your copy a legal licensed copy.

You will be emailed a license key, then Microsoft will mail you another Windows 7 disk that works with the license key they provided you with in your email.

In the meantime, as you await your DVD to come in the mail, your copy will be a Genuine licensed copy.

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