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 NurbyDriver
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Maybe someone here knows the answer,

I bought a laptop off of Craigslist from a guy here in a town a couple weeks ago that had build 7100 on it. The guy works for a local ISP and told me that their company had bought a activation key for Win 7 for all the network guys to upgrade once it was released. He sent me the key in an email, and it looks like legit key but I have no idea how I can use it to upgrade the laptop, any ideas?

I’m not looking to do anything illegal but according to him it is a legitimately bought Win 7 key, he just didn’t need to use it for the laptop because he had bought a Mac- which is why he was selling the laptop in the first place.

I have emailed the guy I bought it from but he's very hard to get a response from, if he even knows what to do.
 NurbyDriver
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Posted: 10/23/2009 11:28:18 AM
It's Win 7 Ultimate.

Problem is I have emailed him a couple times and still no answer, it appears a legit key, I am just not sure how to use it to do an upgrade or activation, I've never done that to any OS without a disk. And I have no idea if there is anyplace to DL Win 7 Ultimate or not. At least I am unable to find one.

If anyone knows please enlighten me- I'm not trying to pirate anything just upgrade from a legit purchase.
 SingleGuy4912
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Posted: 10/23/2009 11:35:48 AM
With Vista, go to Control Panel and click on the 'System' icon. There's a link at the bottom of the page to enter a new product key. It's probably the same for Win 7. But yeah, you probably need to download the image that the key goes with.
 NurbyDriver
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Posted: 10/23/2009 11:39:21 AM
Right, but I will need to DL some files to upgrade it to the RTM Final edition, which I don't know if that then allows me to do or what. I am certain the files are not already on the laptop.
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Posted: 10/23/2009 1:29:36 PM
64 bit Win 7 Ultimate
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Posted: 10/23/2009 3:58:11 PM
not sure but this looks like it should:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/07/23/how-to-select-any-edition-or-version-sku-of-windows-7-to-install-from-single-edition-dvd-disc-media-or-iso/
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