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Can I Install this on a new computer ? Not interested in an upgrade ? Bought an OEM version at Christmas time and it was worthless ?

asked on May 25, 2013

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Yes, it is the complete version of windows 7. Not the upgrade version. It will work fine.
John answered on May 25, 2013
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If you bought an OEM version also called system builder version then as far as I know you cannot use it on a new computer (officially at least ,I am sure if you tried you might be able to call Microsoft and beg them to let you it might work and they can unlock it for your over the phone ), If you never used they key b… see more If you bought an OEM version also called system builder version then as far as I know you cannot use it on a new computer (officially at least ,I am sure if you tried you might be able to call Microsoft and beg them to let you it might work and they can unlock it for your over the phone ), If you never used they key before then yes you can use it on your new computer. Think of it this way if you use an oem key then that key is tied with that system forever(technically the motherboard) If you have a retail key or non-oem or non-system builder then you may uninstall it on one system then install it on another system as you please there may be restrictions on how often you may do this.
Hope this helps!
Edward Kostreski
CompTIA A+ Certified (2009) see less
If you bought an OEM version also called system builder version then as far as I know you cannot use it on a new computer (officially at least ,I am sure if you tried you might be able to call Microsoft and beg them to let you it might work and they can unlock it for your over the phone ), If you never used they key before then yes you can use it on your new computer. Think of it this way if you use an oem key then that key is tied with that system forever(technically the motherboard) If you have a retail key or non-oem or non-system builder then you may uninstall it on one system then install it on another system as you please there may be restrictions on how often you may do this.
Hope this helps!
Edward Kostreski
CompTIA A+ Certified (2009)

Edward A. Kostreski answered on May 26, 2013
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Yes, this is the full blown version.... wouldn't recommend anything else...
Steve answered on May 25, 2013
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I recently installed a full retail version of win 7 on a computer I built. I have never had any luck with the OEM versions. The full retail version is working perfectly and I am so glad to have win 7 back. The full retail version is expensive but will install with no hassles.
Glenn Sutherland answered on May 26, 2013
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You are asking a person with no technical background at all so take what I say with a grain of salt. I went on line and found information about 7 installation. The only problem I've had is the programs I already had. If I did not have those programs I believe it would have been a breeze to install 7. Even if you ha… see more You are asking a person with no technical background at all so take what I say with a grain of salt. I went on line and found information about 7 installation. The only problem I've had is the programs I already had. If I did not have those programs I believe it would have been a breeze to install 7. Even if you have a new computer it must have a operating system on it already. I would look for info as to installing 7 in place of what ever is on it. I got 7 because I have not heard anything good about 8. There you go with what I know. see less You are asking a person with no technical background at all so take what I say with a grain of salt. I went on line and found information about 7 installation. The only problem I've had is the programs I already had. If I did not have those programs I believe it would have been a breeze to install 7. Even if you have a new computer it must have a operating system on it already. I would look for info as to installing 7 in place of what ever is on it. I got 7 because I have not heard anything good about 8. There you go with what I know.
Pen Name answered on May 25, 2013
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Yes you can. Just throw the installation disc into the disc drive of your new computer, and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure you have your product key to verify your Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium disc.
Randy answered on May 26, 2013
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This is not an OEM version. This the real thing as if you bought it at a retail software store. So yes you can install on any computer new or old. I installed on my new MacBook Pro and it works perfectly! Have not had any issues with it. Good luck!
Dave answered on May 25, 2013
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I believe you can do so, however I believe there is a specific way to do it. First of all, I think you definitely have to back up all your important files. Then I am not sure if you have to do some reformatting of your hard disk and then a clean installation of Microsoft Windows 7. I encourage you to do some more re… see more I believe you can do so, however I believe there is a specific way to do it. First of all, I think you definitely have to back up all your important files. Then I am not sure if you have to do some reformatting of your hard disk and then a clean installation of Microsoft Windows 7. I encourage you to do some more research on how to go about it. see less I believe you can do so, however I believe there is a specific way to do it. First of all, I think you definitely have to back up all your important files. Then I am not sure if you have to do some reformatting of your hard disk and then a clean installation of Microsoft Windows 7. I encourage you to do some more research on how to go about it.
carlos leon answered on May 29, 2013
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Yes you can install it on your computer. Check with other people you may have issues with email with this version of windows.
David H. Miller answered on May 26, 2013
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