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Old 02-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #31 (permalink)
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hmmm... I might have to look for that. Might start thinking about getting windows 8 and starting fresh. Does that sound like a good idea?
No, cause then you will open up a whole new can of headaches.
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If you still have the key I think you can redownload it via Microsoft's site.
I have a key code sticker on my other computer would that work?

If so do I download windows 7 directly onto a usb memory stick? Is there a step buy step tutorial on how to do this?

Also will this speed up my computer including video game performance?
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That key should work.

Use this tool to put the install media on to a flash drive.

It will speed up the general performance of your PC depending on how bloated the install is and if there are any lingering drivers that never got removed. As for actual game performance, can't say. Game performance typically relies entirely on hardware performance.
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Just note, you'll almost certainly have to call in to the activation center to re-activate Windows, since it's an OEM key being installed with a non-manufacturer disc.

Only takes a bout 10 minutes and is automated, though.
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I found something called magic jelly bean key finder. Anybody have any experience using this program to find the original windows key?

If not I will just use the key from my other PC.
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Never heard of it. Sounds like a key sniffer, but it doesn't sniff your key.
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I've used it before. It's fine.

Doesn't work all the time, but it does most of the time.

I'd compare it with another software such as Belarc Advisor to make sure it got your key accurately.
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