Windows activation key

dfhansen

Standard Member
Hi All,

I just bought a new computer which came with a copy of Windows 7 Pro pre-installed, but obviously not activated (since i haven't purchased it yet), hence i have the nag screens etc.

I was wondering if anyone knew whether i could purchase an 'upgrade' version and use that activation key, or do i need a complete version?

P.S. If it helps, i had XP on my old computer (prob till have the key knocking around), so in terms of legality, if an upgrade would work, i assume there is no problem with only buying that.

Thanks a lot!
 

LJx

Well-known Member
You will be able to get it to work one way or another without much trouble, but I never really see upgrade versions for cheap prices unless you buy from software4students
 

Stiggy

Distinguished Member
I just bought a new computer which came with a copy of Windows 7 Pro pre-installed, but obviously not activated (since i haven't purchased it yet), hence i have the nag screens etc.
Was your new PC supposed to come with a Windows license? Was it a custom built one? That doesn't sound quite right.

However, to answer your question legally; yes, you should be able to get an upgrade license.

If you, or anyone on your family is in education, then you can get Windows 7 upgrade for £40 from software4students.
 

spyder viewer

Well-known Member
Hi All,

I just bought a new computer which came with a copy of Windows 7 Pro pre-installed, but obviously not activated (since i haven't purchased it yet), hence i have the nag screens etc.
Why don't you just go on line and activate it then? (or have I missed something?).
 

dfhansen

Standard Member
Sorry - to clarify, i didn't buy Windows with the PC, so don't have an activation key at the moment.

Thanks for the replies, and i'll look into buying an updgrade key!
 

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