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I have a Sony Vaio VPCEC15FG laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OS (Genuine).
Are there any legal problems for burning a customized Windows 7 DVD and keeping it in hand?

Since they are not releasing the SP2, I am planning to integrate all security updates to the DVD using some third party tools like RT7Lite and to keep it.

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  • To answer your first question regarding 32-Bit and 64-Bit
    Yes, its allowed and it will work
    Windows 7 Retail DVDs always contain x64 and x86 versions - OEM DVDs doesn't (thx@Phillip R)

  • Your second question about legal problems with slipstreaming servicepacks & updates
    Thats also allowed

  • Please have also a look at the community wiki: Windows 7 Activation FAQ
    It answers your first question very well

PS: I recommend nLite for those tasks
Beside your own recommendation RT7Lite you can try 7Customizer

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Thak you for your answer, but nLite supports only Windows 2000, XP x86/x64 and 2003 x86/x64, and I have Windows 7. So RT7 Lite may be used, isn't it? Do you have any other better suggestion? – Hari Dec 29 '12 at 5:37
@Hari: Oh, my fault, see my edit. Some people reported that they have slipstreamed Windows 7 and SP1 with vLite, the successor of nLite. But vLite doesn't support Windows 7 officially. – nixda Dec 29 '12 at 5:45
Thank you Nixda. I will try it. – Hari Dec 29 '12 at 5:48
Regarding OEM disks. They will usually only supply you with 32 or 64 media not both, but the key will work with either. – Phillip R. Dec 29 '12 at 5:50
Ya, It worked for me. Thank you for all.... – Hari Jan 9 '13 at 14:16

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