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Windows 7: Reactivating Windows 7 with fresh install

03 Apr 2012   #11
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kapok View Post
Well, shoot. Any suggestions?
You will need to buy another copy of Windows 7 for the other computer.


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04 Apr 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Did you save a backup image of Vista, or save the Vista Recovery partition and will it still run from the hotkey given at boot?

If not your options if it's factory preinstalled are to order Recovery disks from OEM or find a Vista installation DVD to clean reinstall with Product Key on COA sticker using these same steps: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Or you can buy Win7 upgrade version.
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04 Apr 2012   #13
kapok

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Alas, I deleted my windows.old directory.
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05 Apr 2012   #14
mee

XP -W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kapok View Post
Alas, I deleted my windows.old directory.
windows.old is no good anyway to use.
As a general rule any upgraded version of windows becomes INVALID ( and is supposed to become blocked) once the activation occur.
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05 Apr 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kapok View Post
Alas, I deleted my windows.old directory.
windows.old is no good anyway to use.
As a general rule any upgraded version of windows becomes INVALID ( and is supposed to become blocked) once the activation occur.
The Product Key for the qualifying OS remains valid for the life of the OS.

However under the EULA you should not use it during the time it is being used to qualify for Upgrade version.
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