Win7 Ultimate OEM vs Retail Question

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by StanHere, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. StanHere

    StanHere MDL Novice

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    #1 StanHere, Nov 22, 2009
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    For clarification....... If I purchase a valid "retail" Win7 Ultimate key, can I install & properly activate Win7 by a) using any valid Ultimate ISO like 32/64 bit RTM or b), am I limited only to a so called "retail" DVD / ISO?

    If b), are there different ISO checksums between true, unaltered OEM vs Retail DVD ISO images to tell the difference before installation?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Legitimate retail key will work with any ISO with a hash matching those in the repository.
     
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  3. StanHere

    StanHere MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the prompt, clear & concise response!!!

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