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Windows 7: Question regarding selling a windows 7 machine

19 Apr 2016   #1
Invictus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Question regarding selling a windows 7 machine

I plan on selling a build to fund a complete upgrade and currently use windows 10 thats upgraded from windows 7. If I sell the build with my second hard drive and with windows 7 on it, will that interfere, cause problems, or tap into/require any personal information I have relating to my ownership of windows 7? This probably seems like a question asked frequently but I couldnt find anything online relating to it, and I dont want to screw myself or the person who buys my computer over.


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19 Apr 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you sell yout Windows 7, then you don't own it any more. You have turned over all the assets.
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19 Apr 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As long as the win-7 activation key is not the same as the one you upgraded to win-10 with and are installing win-7 again with to sell it
I don't see an issue,
As far as the drive goes
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20 Apr 2016   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Take into account that if you use the "upgraded" license of Win7 to Win10, 7 will no longer activate as long as 10 is in use. The free upgrade option is not a gifted extra license, it's a free of charge conversion of the existing license to the newer version.

So for selling that machine with a working 7 install, you must stop using the upgraded 10, or buy a new license for it. Or sell the computer with an unlicensed 7 and leave the buyer the task of activating it O just sell an empty hard drive for the buyer to put whatever he wants on it.
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