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    Well if it's a completely wiped drive anyway, the same thing would be true for the OEM version right?

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  2. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Correct. If you have a set of factory recovery discs or media to restore with, you could boot from it.
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  3. #13


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    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64


    for your questions a oem key will activate a retail disk you just might have to do the phone part after it fails the first time, to get your drivers you just need get the ones for your motherboard, your pc looks custom built and is an ibuypower correct? Also if you download an oem copy of windows like brink stated in that guide then you can use your key found on your COA sticker on your case.
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