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Windows 7: Windows 7 on New Machine

26 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
Windows 7 on New Machine

I bought a copy of windows 7, and installed it on my laptop, i have since had to reformat my laptop. Does this make the licence no longer valid, since i reformatted with vista, cause of the recovery partion

Am i able to use the copy of windows 7 and its licence on another computer?

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26 Sep 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64

If its a retail licence, then yes, you can install it one another system as long as it has been uninstalled from the first computer.
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27 Sep 2013   #3
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Why not wipe the HD of the crappy factory preinstalled Vista and do a perfect Clean Reinstall using the retail copy on the laptop ?
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