Can I reuse my windows 7 oem disc?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by nick1516, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. nick1516 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, to keep it simple, I tried to get my dad to get the family pack but he said that he wasn't going to install it on any other computers than my mac. Now however, after seeing it on my mac, he expected me to be able to use my disc to install it on his computer as well, and claims that I had told him I could do this all along. Is there any way that I could get it running on his laptop as well?
     
  2. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    First I'm going to assume that The Win7 OEM requires a key like my Vista OEM disks had. I'm also going to assume that you have only one copy of said disk/OEM license. My response would be no you can't install it on his laptop because you only have one key.

    Edit - You can however use the same disc with a different key but you will still need to buy another license. If you are a current college student you might qualify for the student promo and be able to buy a digital copy online where they would send you a key through email.
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The activation process Microsoft makes Windows users go through should prevent the key you used on your computer from also working on your dads laptop.

    Maybe he was thinking of Apple, and how they don't do that (and expecting Microsoft to be the same way)?
     
  4. nick1516 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I was thinking. Also, I'm currently in high school so I don't qualify for student discount yet :rolleyes:, it does suck to be the only person who has any technical knowledge and they all expect me to do stuff for them and for it to work automatically, even when I tell them it won't work before hand.:mad:
     
  5. Pak^Man macrumors regular

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    I feel you pain.... Good Luck with the mess! :eek:
     
  6. nick1516 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, my dad has a pc, I'm the only one that owns a mac in my family, I'm guessing he expected it to work just because he spent $110, even though I told him it wouldn't.
     
  7. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    About your only legal option would be to try to take the disc back and exchange it for the Family Pack.
     
  8. nick1516 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doubt I can do that thought, seeing as it's already installed on my mac.
     
  9. mpuck972 macrumors 6502

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    You can get the win741.com deal if you want, but it's only an upgrade so you will ned some sort of activated version of Windows working to run the $30 upgrade. All you need is a .edu email address. If you don't have one, sign up for one at www.australia.edu and it's free. Technically you are a student and should get access to the discount.
     

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