Will my Windows 7 Professional OEM Key activate Win 7 Pro N edition?

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  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I recently got win 7 OEM professional and activated it just fine on my new laptop

    now I see there is a win 7 pro N edition from the MSDN downloads

    will my key activate that as well or no need to waste time?

    whats the diff. between the normal version and the N?
     
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  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    No, Pro and Pro N are different SKUs and use different keys.

    The N version doesn't contain Media Player.
     
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  3. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    Just spoke with Microsoft and they said the N Edition is for developers and it has separate keys so I can't use my current key to activate it

    what a sham.

    I dont want to use any loaders or activators
     
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  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Would be possible to answer this for yourself by 5 mins googling. Good here are some patient members...
     
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