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Is it possible to install Windows 7 from multiple discs?

by Muires / May 5, 2013 4:17 AM PDT

Hello, I bought a computer a few months ago. I got it with the OS already installed so I did not get the installation disc. I am able to make back-ups on DVD discs, but that requires four discs. If I buy a new PC and want to install Windows 7, can I do it from those discs?

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Multiple Disks.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 5, 2013 4:22 AM PDT

Is this an OEM setup? If so, your disks will not work on another computer.


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You can't use system backup from 1 PC to another PC
by wpgwpg / May 5, 2013 4:23 AM PDT

In a word, no. That won't work because of driver incompatibility and the inability to activate. In addition the version that came pre-installed is an OEM version of Windows that can't be installed on a different computer under any circumstances. I'm afraid you'll need to either use the version of Windows that comes on the new computer or buy an install disc.
Good luck.

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