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Windows 7: Installing OEM Windows 7 on a new PC


16 Dec 2012   #1

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 Windows 7 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

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
Microsoft MVP

 

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24 Apr 2013   #4

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

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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