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Windows 7: Use recovery disk to another laptop of same model?

09 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Use recovery disk to another laptop of same model?

Hi All,
I had a Hp Dv6 6c43cl laptop with windows 7 home premium.I had burned it recovery disks,but due to some problem i had to replace my laptop.Now i have got dv6 t-B00.....specifications are differerent,and it came with window 7 home basic,,,,i want to use that home premium which was in my previous laptop.can i use that recovery disks to my new laptop??will it work?

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09 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Negative!! The recovery disk that you made makes no difference because the license number on your new setup is only set to activate Home Basic. Using the license number from the first laptop on this new machine is illegal, and I think there are certain members of this forums admins who point out that they don't tolerate anyone telling you how to get around this issue, anyhow...

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13 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7

No you can't. I guess you'd better contact your laptop vendor to look for a backup file.
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13 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise

When I was working for a particular laptop repair company earlier this year, this is exactly what we were doing to reimage replacement harddrives.
It was left up to the customer to enter their product key when they recieved it back.

Oops, just re-reading the OP, different OS... it will work. BUT you will need a new license/key for the Home Basic. The Home Premium one wont work.
If you reimage with a Home Premium recovery disc, you should be OK, as you already have a license to use it.

I personally dont like recovery CD's because they are filled with the bloatware from the Vendor.
I'd suggest getting/borrowing a retail copy of Home Premium disc, use your existing license key, then downloading your machines drivers from the Vendor's website.
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13 Aug 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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