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Windows 7: Is it possible to sell a used windows 7 disk?

30 May 2013   #1
AdiSeven123

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Is it possible to sell a used windows 7 disk?

Hi,

I have a windows 7 home disc which I have installed on my desktop machine. I am not actively using this machine any more and will probably install Linux on it, have no use for the disk and would like to sell this disk.

Is this possible? How would I got about de-registering the disk?

Thanks


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30 May 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .... If its an OEM copy no you cant sell it ... How ever if is Retail then no bother .....
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30 May 2013   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If this is a retail disk, you may sell it once all trace of the original installation is removed from any system it is currently installed on, even if it is not used. The buyer will likely have to activate by telephone, as your installation will be retained in the MS database, until it is actioned at Microsoft, and they should be made aware of this. To comply with the MS EULA you should include all original packaging including the Certificate of authenticity.

If this is a pre-installed or purchased OEM copy it may only be sold with the complete system it is installed on
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30 May 2013   #4
AdiSeven123

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

It's a retail disk so that's should be easy enough then. Awesome, thanks guys!
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30 May 2013   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Interesting to hear how you get on selling it. I wonder what the demand is now for used Win 7 Discs!
Please report back when the deed is done (I'm not asking how much you eventually get for it just what sort of response you get!)
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30 May 2013   #6
AdiSeven123

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yeah I will let you know, I am hoping for 40. Worst part is when I bought it I installed it without realising home doesn't have Remote Desktop so ended up having to upgrade on-line to Ultimate. Very expensive exercise.
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30 May 2013   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Would have been a lot cheaper to grab yourself a copy of Teamviewer - More advanced than remote desktop - free for personal use - cheaper than the ultimate upgrade if for business

Probably a bit late now
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30 May 2013   #8
AdiSeven123

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yeah I use Remmina now, also free, but yes it is too late
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30 May 2013   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Considering win-7 home premium fresh install disks are at tigerdirect for 99 u.s. I can't see anyone actually buying a used disk from someone other than a reputable company,
One is usually born every second/ minute but it's still very iffy at best ?
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30 May 2013   #10
AdiSeven123

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Whatevs, if there no takers I'll put it on freecycle.org I just want rid
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