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Windows 7: Can you reuse the Windows 7 install disc on a new PC?

08 Jan 2014   #1
ShadowJester

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Can you reuse the Windows 7 install disc on a new PC?

I am buying a new PC to repalce my old one and I wanted to know, is it possible to use the Windows 7 install disk from my old PC on the new PC?


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08 Jan 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

The disc yes, the licence it depends. Is Windows 7 a retail or OEM licence?
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08 Jan 2014   #3
ShadowJester

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

It came with the PC
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08 Jan 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Then NO - you need to buy a new license.
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08 Jan 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can use/try any dvd you want on any pc you want, as long as it`s not branded for a certain company/manufacturer and or doesn`t look for key information in the bios.

But, as mentioned, if you intend to keep running windows on that pc you will have to activate it with a Windows 7 key. ( You`ll have 30 days )

I sure hope your new computer comes with windows already installed, especially if you`re paying for it
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09 Jan 2014   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

^What WHS said
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