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Windows 7: Installing OEM Windows 7 on a new PC

16 Dec 2012   #1
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 
Installing OEM Windows 7 on a new PC

Hi,

A couple of years ago I got a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled, now I am looking for a new laptop it since windows 8 just came out many of the new laptops are lacking it. So I was wondering if there was away to get a genuine copy of Windows 7 onto a brand new laptop, without having to buy another copy of it from Amazon or somewhere. If I wiped the drive in the old laptop and then either clean install W7 on the new laptop or use windows system image to transfer it to the new one.

Would either of these methods leave me with a genuine copy of 7? Or of I do get a new laptop with Windows 8 am I stuck with it?

Thanks


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16 Dec 2012   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can not transfer a OEM preinstalled license.

Look for old stock with Windows 7 or new with Windows 8 Pro/ Windows 7 twin load.
or
Buy Business, Home and Gaming Laptops from Novatech
NO OS, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
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16 Dec 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

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24 Apr 2013   #4
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but would that tutorial work even though I would be using an OEM license on a different machine?
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24 Apr 2013   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

No. An OEM license / product key does not work on another PC. You need a new, valid license.
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