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Windows 7: uninstall win7 ultimate

23 Feb 2010   #1
dja8384

win7 ultimate, win7 home premium, win vista business, vista ultimate
 
 
uninstall win7 ultimate

will windows registration server automatically detect if I uninstall win7 on one machine and reinstall on another (ie, will it accept the license key on the new machine, or will I have to jump through hoops?)


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23 Feb 2010   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You may need to phone MS, when you reinstall.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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23 Feb 2010   #3
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

If you have activated Windows on one machine and want to move it to another machine and activate it you'll have to call M$. Here's a guide: Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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23 Feb 2010   #4
dja8384

win7 ultimate, win7 home premium, win vista business, vista ultimate
 
 

thanks...now if you could help with media center on my homemade machine - I can't get a picture in live tv with 2 hauppage tuners installed and hdhomerun dual tuner box. Wintv7 works, hdhomerun doesn't show a picture or sound, mcenter has sound but no picture. 2 clean installs of win7 home premium later, and still no go. gpu is ati radeon 4650, I've updated, uninstalled, re-installed just about everything, but no pic.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

That's a new question for the Media Centre thread. Sorry, I can't help with this one
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24 Feb 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Re you original question: My experience has been that sometimes MS will complain, but always after calling them and explaining the situation then all is in order. I have MS to be very flexible in this area. I would even say that MS has been customer-friendly in this regard.
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24 Feb 2010   #7
gregrocker

 

The deactivation of old activation is done when you trade numbers during the robocall, as is the new activation.

It basically updates the hardware signature stored for that Product key..
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