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Solved: Installing Windows 7 - Legal or Not?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by manuleka, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. manuleka

    manuleka Thread Starter

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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
     
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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.
     
  3. manuleka

    manuleka Thread Starter

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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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