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Windows 7: Installing 7 to an new drive

15 Sep 2012   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 
Installing 7 to an new drive

I have Vista machine here that I have just flipped in a new SSD and I have an OEM 7 that was used on a machine that the board died in.

Now I have looked through the tutorials but cannot find anything but transferring the OS to a new machine.

My query is can I do this without getting those non genuine messages?


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15 Sep 2012   #2
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
OEM 7 that was used on a machine that the board died in.
If I understand you correctly, this is a problem - that OEM was only good for the machine with the motherboard that has died.

You can try it to see what happens - you might get lucky.
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15 Sep 2012   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
OEM 7 that was used on a machine that the board died in.
If I understand you correctly, this is a problem - that OEM was only good for the machine with the motherboard that has died.

You can try it to see what happens - you might get lucky.
Ok Golden I'll try if it doesn't work well I have still got the Vista

I just thought I had seen it somewhere but ah well nothing tried nothing gained eh?
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15 Sep 2012   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hum doesn't like my try guess I'll just have to appeal to their good will but if not well there is always Vista or Ubuntu.
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15 Sep 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If this is retail OEM then you can try installing it on the new machine and then use phone activation to see it they're willing to reactivate OEM on a new mobo. We receive enough reports of exceptions being made that it is worth the try.

If not buy an Upgrade key and insert it at Control Panel>System after doing the quick registry workaround in Option Three here to use Upgrade version on a cleaned HD with no qualifying OS onboard during install: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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15 Sep 2012   #6
edwar

7 x64
 
 

That OEM version from another manufacturers computer will Never install on that other system. Most if not all Branded OEM versions of any Windows OS is Tied to that specific manufacturers hardware.

It will pop up a warning something like, "This is already install on another computer" even if it isn't. That because the setup routine does not see that Specific manufacturers hardware.
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15 Sep 2012   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please clarify if this is retail or manufacturer's OEM. You did not say in any of your posts.
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15 Sep 2012   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hiyya Greg yes mate this is an OEM I put in a refurbished machine that the mobo just fizzled - I was playing around with dual boots at the time and should have left it for a better machine I suppose.

I'll phone Microsoft but if they don't want to let me keep this one I'll just have to buy another as I have just installed a spare SSD and RAM in this old Vista machine.

Just am running on empty at the moment or I wouldn't have even bothered with that OEM.

I always can fall back on Ubuntu if I have to.
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15 Sep 2012   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

John, is this retail or factory OEM?

Did you buy an OEM copy to install or did it come preinstalled in a PC?

If it's retail OEM how long was it installed on the failed mobo? This can make a difference because MS will almost allow moving it if it is plausibly installed to the wrong PC, and from reports we get they will in some instances allow moving retail OEM (not factory preinstalled OEM) for other reasons like mobo failure.
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15 Sep 2012   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
John, is this retail or factory OEM?

Did you buy an OEM copy to install or did it come preinstalled in a PC?

If it's retail OEM how long was it installed on the failed mobo? This can make a difference because MS will almost allow moving it if it is plausibly installed to the wrong PC, and from reports we get they will in some instances allow moving retail OEM (not factory preinstalled OEM) for other reasons like mobo failure.
Thanks Greg no mate it was a retail OEM that I put into a machine I rebuilt and added a lot of new parts to only have the mobo go bung.

Well maybe they might take pity on me but if not well I might up it to a 64bit 7 when I have sold the dog LOL!!

No seriously if it doesn't work then I'll wait and get a 64bit OEM. I can use Ubuntu in the meantime if necessary - it is only a back up for my main laptop
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