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orcadian

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About orcadian

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    Scotland
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    Windows 7 x64
  1. Do you have any feedback on this, please, Nik? Thank you.!
  2. Thanks, Nik. The problem is that I want to dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 10. (I do not want my original Windows 7 to be subsumed.) Although I can clearly only run one O/S at a time, Microsoft may view my dual boot as someone operating two machines on one licence. I have read somewhere that if you use your OEM W7 licence to upgrade to W10, it transfers to W10. If you then reinstall W7 on a different disk (i.e. a dual boot), it will not activate because it no longer has a key. This is not the same order I'm planning, but it sounds like it comes down to the same thing. I'm also dubious because the BIOS may have only one "OEM licence slot". So even though I do have a second W7 key that can become attached to Windows 10 when I upgrade, there is - if you like - nowhere for it to go. If I put that second key in the OEM slot, I fear that my original W7 will find itself without a licence.
  3. I work from home. I have Windows 7 on my PC, still with its birth OEM key. This system is loaded with my software and packages, and for continuity it is essential that it is not compromised, including W7 and Office possibly becoming deactivated. I have also just installed W7 on a new SSD drive, with the aim of upgrading that to W10 and dual-booting while I make the transition. For speed I told the installer I did not have a key, but W7 activated fine. I am now paranoid that it has somehow picked up my main OEM key from the BIOS - and that when I upgrade to W10, I will lose activation of my main system. Can anyone clarify and/or advise? Thanks!
  4. A particular W7 Pro x64 download from the Dell set keeps failing for me. I have tried it 3 times today and each time it dies between 5.9 and 6.7Gb (of 7.5Gb). I have a very fast and very stable cable internet connection with no D/L limit. Does anyone have any suggestions please?
  5. Similar question to BelalAShareb. I have W7 Pro SP1, with an OEM licence. Do I need to get the COEM version? Can I D/L the 'August 2018"'version? That seems to be available. Thanks!
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