I have purchased a new PC with Windows 7 Pro 64 installed, no discs supplied just a hidden partition to reinstall from. I activated this using the info on Microsoft label stuck on the side of the PC. I created a repair disc. I wanted to make system dual boot and messed up and instead made it no boot!
I used the repair disc to start the suppliers utility / option to return the PC to factory settings, it failed. Supplier of PC says there are no recovery discs and as I have activated the OS they can't do anything other than re image the drive (and charge me a repair fee) or sell me a new OEM OS. As I am likely to do the same thing again a re imaged drive is no good.
I am about to build another PC, can I buy an OEM OS for the new PC and use it to reinstate the OS onto the PC I have messed up and use the activation code of the factory installed OS? Seems legit as I will have paid for 2 OEM licences to use on 2 new PCs.