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Windows 7 Licencing Woes

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#1 Delta-V


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:08 PM

So I am doing a rebuild of Asus workstation we have. The workstation has a sticker on the bottom "Windows 7 Home Prem OA"


In the notes for this workstation it mentions it an upgrade code was used to convert it into business edition.


Here is my plan of attack:


  1. Use my personal generic windows OEM disk to re-image the machine.
  2. Input the sticker OA license key the register the Home Premium OEM.
  3. Find somewhere to stick the upgrade code?

I don't have a intricate understanding of how Microsoft handles it's licensing. 

Does this sound legit?


Any feedback is appreciated, thanks.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:43 AM

Microsoft and/or the OEM manufacturer...these are the sole arbiters/registering authorities concerning Windows on OEM systems.  If you have questions about the licensing of an OEM system...you can contact either the manufacturer of the system or Microsoft for the details you inquired about.



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