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Windows 7: Transferring Win7 from old hard drive to new one, on newly built pc.

08 Dec 2011   #11
Fruito

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Just realised the 70 verions are upgrades versions , got to have pre installed windows. Full versions like 100, anyone know how to get it any cheaper? I noticed theres a dicount for student but can only seem to find discounts on upgrade version. Also is it possible to do a copy then wipe the drivers of this current pc so its fine for the new pc, will the current win7 oem version work that way?


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08 Dec 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm afraid not. The number is tied to the hardware of the other computer. But, don't feel alone we have all been there before. I have quite a few Installation disks around that can't be activated on another computer. If I was smart I would have just paid for the retail version and wouldn't have those disks laying around. It would have been cheaper in the long run. Next one will be a retail version.
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09 Dec 2011   #13
Fruito

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Well ok thanks for all the help, guess ill have to spend 100 on it, seems such a waste but i guess it has to be done.

I have managed to find windows 7 for 40, a download version with licence key, says its the full version, standard licence. I was wondering how you go about installing it and since it says full verion, that means its not an upgrade, does it not?
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