Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 on New Machine

26 Sep 2013   #1
Azuratzu

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 Does this make the licence no longer valid, since i reformatted with vista, cause of the recovery partion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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Sep 2013   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2013   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Why not wipe the HD of the crappy factory preinstalled Vista and do a perfect Clean Reinstall using the retail copy on the laptop ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Windows 7 on New Machine




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine
Hi, I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it. I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop....
Network & Sharing
Development Programming in Virtual Machine vs Host Machine
Hi guys, I have been around this problem for some time now and want to know you opinions. I am running on HP notebook: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 64bit Windows 7 Professional, 4GB Ram, ATI Graphics. I want to ask your opinions about doing developments, is it better to be in the host...
Virtualization
2 HDD on windows xp machine - want to move to new windows 7 machine
I have a windows xp machine with a 250 gb and 400 gb HDDs. I want to move these drives to my new pc build and install windows 7 on a 80 gb partition of my 250 gb HDD (using the rest of my 250 gb HDD for data) and have the 400 gb HDD for data only. What is the best way to approach this?
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 machine unable to access Windows XP machine
Hi folks, got the following weird problem on my network: I have one Win XP machine and one Win7 machine. They can see and ping each other. However, the Win7 machine is unable to access the XP machine. When i double-click on the machine in Win7, I get an "Windows cannot access \\NOTEBOOK - you...
Network & Sharing
Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.
G'day all! (first post here!! :P) Ok..so this is my situation: I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so...
Drivers
xp machine not vsible form W7 machine
Hello, I regularly encounter the same problem that i can not access or see a XP machine from my W7 machine I could see before in my network. The strange thing is that remote desktop still works. The other way around stll works: I can see the W7 macine on my xp machine. The only solution I can...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:48.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App