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How To Perform a New Installation of Windows 7 (Part 2 of 2)

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Enter the Windows 7 Product Key
New Install Windows 7 - Enter the Windows 7 Product Key

Windows 7 New Install - Step 23 of 29

Enter the product key that came with your retail purchase or legal download of Windows 7. If Windows 7 came as part of your complete computer system, enter the product key you were given as part of that purchase.

Note: If Windows originally came preinstalled on your computer and you're now completing a new install after a hard drive replacement, your product key is probably located on a sticker attached to the side, back, or bottom of your computer's case.

Important: You may be able to avoid entering a product key at this point but you will eventually need to do so in order to continue using Windows 7. I highly advise that you enter your product key here and choose to Automatically activate Windows when I'm online.

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