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Windows 7: Can I sell my copy Win 7?

15 Oct 2014   #1
Darcy Peal

Win 7 Ulitimate x64 - Signature Edition
 
 
Can I sell my copy Win 7?

I received Windows 7 Ultimate - Signature Edition as a gift from Microsoft. Since I no longer have it installed my system (I use Linux now) can I sell it now?
If not could I at least install it to another computer If I don't charge for it?

Most likely I would remove XP from my wife's computer and install Win 7 there.

Thank you for your help.


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15 Oct 2014   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

From what I see it's a Retail license so you can install it on a different PC, but only use it on one PC at a time.
If it has the words "Not For Resale" (NFR) then technically the answer is no, you can't sell it.
So you should be ok installing it on your wife's PC.

Here is an MS thread about this:
What is Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition? - Microsoft Community
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15 Oct 2014   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I'd put it on the wife's computer since WinXP is not longer supported but it will have to be a clean install. And since it didn't come with a computer it most likely will be ok, the Retail version can be put on a Replacement computer which would be the situation with your wife. And do check the compatibility to see what else you'll need in the way of drivers and what software will need attention.
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15 Oct 2014   #4
Darcy Peal

Win 7 Ulitimate x64 - Signature Edition
 
 

Thank you very much for your replies!
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15 Oct 2014   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome!
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15 Oct 2014   #6
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Ditto, glad to help.
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15 Oct 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

I have that disk and it doesn't come with SP1, so you'll be saving yourself a lot of time and trouble to download the latest official installer for Ultimate 64 SP1 bit w/media refresh then use the tool also provided to burn to DVD or stick, from steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Those same steps will assure you get and keep a perfect install for as long as you stick with them.
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15 Oct 2014   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I wouldn`t sell it, treat it like Gold
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16 Oct 2014   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I wouldn`t sell it, treat it like Gold
Treat it like gold? Heck, it IS gold! I also support the suggestion to install it on your wife's XP machine (after checking for compatibility first). XP is no longer receiving security support from Microsoft and is ripe for virus and other malware infections.
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17 Oct 2014   #10
Darcy Peal

Win 7 Ulitimate x64 - Signature Edition
 
 

It does have "Not For Resale" on it but since really the computer my wife uses actually is mine then I guess I won't have to worry about anything when I go to activate it. It's already been deleted off my main PC.
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