Windows key from dead laptop for BootCamp

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Feb 16, 2014
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I have a dead windows 7 pc, and wondering if I can use its windows key for bootcamp?
 

Asuriyan

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Feb 4, 2013
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My windows laptop came with windows 7 pre-installed, so should it work? I'm still confused about the meaning of OEM.
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer. The product key stamped to the bottom of an off-the-shelf PC isn't a real product key, per se- it's a certificate of authenticity indicating that the copy of Windows running on the system is a legitimately purchased one. It can't be used with any installer. You'll need a retail key of some kind.