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Windows 7 OEM Install


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#1 CFinIndy

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:10 AM

I'm building a new system and want to install either Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional as one of my OS's.  If I purchase the OEM version from a reputable reseller, am I likely to run into any problems with the activation?  What about the OPK from MS?  It is necessary, and are there any issues getting it from MS since I'm just a home builder and not an OEM/  Please share your experiences with me.  Thanks!



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:35 AM

The System Builder version of Win 7...is avaliable from various retailers.  Example follows.

:   http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-System-Builder-Packaging/dp/B00H09BB16

 

There are no activation problems with purchases from bona fide, reliable vendors such as Amazon.

 

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:44 AM

I used a Dell Winows 7 64-bit installation disc to install the operating system when I built a computer for that operating system.  I didn't have any problems with the installation or activation.

 

You shouldn't need to use the OEM  Preinstallation  Kit.


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 09:05 PM

Thanks, gentlemen.  I got  the 64-bit OEM version of Home Premium from Newegg.  It installed without a hitch.






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