Where is the best place online to purchase an OEM-version of Windows 7 Home Premium for immediate download?
I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bitr by using an ISO that I burned. But my upgrade key was not accepted for clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate, only valid for upgrading from an installed Windows 7 Home Premium. And after I installed Windows 7 Ultimate from the ISO I burned, the recovery partition on my laptop automatically was deleted (although, at Dell Servicecenter here in China, it was displayed as hidden). Seem to not matter whether it is hidden or deleted, because apparantly it can not be used any longer to recover from.
So I spoke to Dell Support today again, and they told me there is no product key I can use for my factory installed Windows 7 Home Premium as it was installed as OEM (not retail version). And they said I must buy a new Windows 7 Home Premium (OEM) and install from that DVD or download.
Have three questions about this:
1. Can I 100 % forget about that recovery partition, whether it is hidden or deleted?
2. From where can I purchase a download of an OEM-version of Windows 7 Home Premium, burn it from the ISO and install it? How much do I need to pay approximately?
3. Can I 100 % upgrade from this Windows 7 Home Premium (OEM) to Windows 7 Ultimate?