Solved: Installing Windows 7 - Legal or Not?

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manuleka

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I have a Netbook... which had Windows 7 and i flashed it with Windows XP and Linux... now comes a time where i want Windows 7 back on it... would acquiring another copy/media to install on the netbook but still using original Serial underneath it for fresh installation of Windows 7 be legal?

The Netbook had a factory restore partition which had Win 7 but deleted it prior to Win/Linux dual installations
 

DoubleHelix

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It's legal, but you need to use the same edition of Windows 7 that was originally installed. Most netbooks came with Windows 7 Starter.
 

manuleka

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thanks, and yes it came with 7 Starter... i'm sure the serial wouldn't work if trying to install a Windows 7 Premium or other media
 
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