Use a used Windows 7 disk

  gav223 21:31 06 Mar 13


I need a Windows operating disk to be able to run VMware Fusion on my Mac.

My girlfriend has a laptop with the original disks, but swapped to a Mac herself a few months ago. She does not use the Windows laptop anymore and so I wanted to know if that disk can be used for what I need.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:47 06 Mar 13

If its a retail disk then no problem

if an OEM than it can only be used on the machine it came with

  Procrastinus 08:29 07 Mar 13

You can always download an installation disc from Microsoft's site at Windows 7 .iso

  gav223 20:01 07 Mar 13

Thanks guy's for the advice.

How much is the downloaded version?

  lotvic 20:31 07 Mar 13

The download links to Digital River are just Microsoft's Official d/load links, no product key, they are meant for anyone to d/load an .iso in order to burn an installation dvd and use their own product key. also lists the same direct d/load links but has more info on what to do with the .iso and links to buy W7 that might be the cheapest (on Amazon for example)

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