I have a question that I cannot find to be clear.
I used to have a Gateway P6831fx, and I installed Windows 7 Professional on it, a couple months later the motherboard died, so I am buying a new computer.
The new computer is a Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7052, it currently has Windows 7 Home Premium
When I spoke to a computer tech, he said that I would be able to use my existing Windows 7 Professional key from the Gateway on the Toshiba, to upgrade it from Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional, since simply putting my Gateway harddrive in the Toshiba wouldn't work, and when I upgrade using my Gateway Windows 7 Professional key I should wipe the drive.
Is this true? Can I do this? All information would be greatly healpful. If you need more information it can be provided.
Update (If I was unclear):
I already have windows 7 professional on my gateway, I was wondering if I could use the product key from my gateway on my toshiba (to upgrade), since the motherboard died on my gateway.
The computer guy I spoke to said I can, but I read otherwise on other websites.
Toshiba = Home Premium (able to upgrade using key I was provided when I bought Windows 7 Professional?)
I don't have an installation disc, I bought Windows 7 Professional as a download (when I installed it on my Gateway), and was provided a key to activate Windows.
From what I'm reading below it sounds like I can use the Key to Upgrade my new computer, am I correct? (Sorry I want to be absolutely sure.)