Using a Different Key With OEM Disc RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am going to be purchasing an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Disc for a new computer I am building. I also have a laptop that I needed to purchase a new hard drive for. I do not have the reinstall disc for the laptop but I still have the sticker with the key on it. Can I use the disc I am getting for the computer I am buiding and also put it on the laptop with the key that is on the laptop? The operating system is exactly the same on the sticker and the disc that I am buying. I just want to know if it will activate with no problems.


    Sunday, March 6, 2011 3:58 AM


  • If the COA label belongs to an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium edition, you can use the generic OEM Windows 7 Home Premium DVD.  However, you'll need to "activate by phone".
    Carey Frisch
    Sunday, March 6, 2011 4:33 AM