I'm curious if anyone has any input on this subject. With new windows 7 computers, they contain a license (sticker) on the back or side of the computer somewhere. They do not, however, contain any restore/recovery discs. These have to be created with the new computer. Most computers nowadays have a separate partition to restore windows as well.
Now, if I had a windows disc myself and wanted to do a fresh install, I could simply input that key on the bottom of my laptop. I work at a retail store and do simply PC repairs. I had to use one of those License Key identifier apps to obtain a license key because I couldn't read the entire sticker. However, I noticed the entire key was different.
I checked on my own laptop and sure enough, I have the license key that came with the preloaded windows 7 (already inputed) and a separate key with the sticker on my laptop.
In the assembly line, they probably just slap on the same image to each harddrive for the computer (I'm assuming). Does this mean the same license key for windows is usable? Or is each computer sent with a separate product key? Any thoughts?