I'm getting a new laptop for the wife, not sure what yet, but I know I'm going to want to immediately just reinstall Windows 7 on it to remove all of the extra crapware that will most certainly come preinstalled and then selectively installing necessary extra drivers from the manufacturer's website as I deem fit.
Often, laptop manufacturers don't include a reinstall DVD, or if they do include one, it reinstalls all of the crapware I'm wanting to not have. I have Windows 7 System Builder install disks laying around from desktop system builds. Can I legally use a matching one of them (Home Premium if the laptop came with Home Premium) to reinstall Windows 7, and then use the OEM Windows 7 license key from the bottom of the laptop?
I would guess "yes", but you never know when it comes to licensing.
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