Delete and reinstall Windows 7 OEM Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Noble91, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Noble91 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012

    I am currently running Windows 7 via Bootcamp Assistant on my iMac 2011 Lion. I need to enlarge the Windows partition to 100gb from 50gb, and I would love to go the easy route and simply erase the data on the Windows partition and re-install step by step. However if I delete that partition, am I going to be able to reinstall Windows 7 with the same OEM product key? Or will I be forced to purchase another Windows 7 product key?

    Any advice is appreciated! :)
  2. Noble91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    What kind of product key is it? Is it just one that you've got from a retail version of Windows or have you actually got an OEM copy of Windows 7?
  4. murphychris macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2012
    No, the activation process should sort out that it's the same hardware. If not, worst case you have to call support and get it reset.

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