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Windows 7: Transfering OS KEY to new Build

27 Jan 2015   #11
gregrocker

 

No, Win7 retail Upgrade version remains retail and never becomes OEM.

The mgadiag report above shows this to be an OEM SLP factory activation of Win7 Ultimate, which is almost never a version installed at Factory.

Pantz, who installed the Win7 that is in the mgadiag report? Where did it come from exactly?


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27 Jan 2015   #12
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Pantz: From your MGAdiag report on the old Dell updated from Vista to Win7
<Date>20080711000000.000000+000</Date>

Which is before the release of Windows 7: 20090728

I'm not sure if anyone asked yet, where did you get the install disc when you upgraded Vista to Win7 on the old Dell?
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28 Jan 2015   #13
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello Everyone, i hope i can CLEAR things up a bit ... LOL .... I originally Brought the DELL with VISTA, a short time later WIN 7 came out , and got a hold of a 32 bit windows 7 ( i don't remember where i got it from ) i then installed it. i was then Able to activate it, and have use it ever since without issue. updates an all.

seeing that i sold my older 64 bit backup system, ( which i still have the KEY for ) not sure if i can use that KEY in the new build
i am building a more recent backup system with the monies i got from the older backup system i sold .

i don't have the money for a SSD ( preferred for the new build ) so i was going to use the laptop HD until i can afford a SSD. just to get the new build up an running.

Thanks in advance

PS i believe i got the Windows 7 as a student offer at the time, MS was allowing schools to offer studends a Discounted price on line
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28 Jan 2015   #14
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Pantz
Your post is still a little confusing but that is probably me. Here is my view on this.

It all depends on what your windows 7 disk is. I have no idea how windows 7 student disk works though, once you are no longer a student. I think you can still reinstall it but have may have to prove you were a student at one time. You should be able to get the key legally from Microsoft for your student disk, someone here should be able to tell you how.

Windows OEM from my understanding can't be moved. It sounds to me you are rebuilding the computer system. From my understanding (Gregrocker can correct if I am wrong) as long as you don't replace the motherboard you can use the OEM disk to do I clean install. You may have to do a phone activation call and say you did some major upgrading.

Windows 7 retail can be moved if removed from the previous computer. Might require a phone activation and say you moved this to another computer.

The old system key can't be used, unless it is not an OEM key and the person is not using the windows operating system it came with anymore.

This is how I understand this.

Good Luck
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28 Jan 2015   #15
nevergiveup

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

No matter where you get?How you get? you cant activate windows using oem slp key even on the same pc as it requires special instructions which is known by oem manufactures.The oem manufactures uses same oem slp key for atleast particular version of windows 7 in their pc so you cant use that.ya groze as long as you dont change mobo you can use oem key to reinstall but here it is a different story.he has oem slp not oem key.so impossible.
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28 Jan 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As per the log posted.

Quote:
Windows License Type: OEM SLP

<Date>20080711000000.

</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron 1520 </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell
As per those specs the COA key is not transferable to another system.
It would be considered a counterfeit installation.

What one thinks they got as a COA, who installed it, who you call or don't call or any other thing doesn't matter.

The log tells the story and that is what Microsoft sees and goes by.
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28 Jan 2015   #17
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

The legal key should be back of the computer unless it has been upgraded or has a retail version installed. We understand he can't use the slp but he can sure use the oem key on the back of the computer to reinstall the operating system on the same system it came with. I am just trying to make sure he does thing so it won't violate the EULA

As far as the Student version, I read so many different things about that it is really confusing. I read on some of those student versions, you can put them on more that one computer-I am not saying you can or cannot.

I would actually recommend the Pantz get a retail version of windows 7 forget about the student version if he can't get a re-installation disk from dell.

Pantz, did that system you have come with a factory restore disk? That might fix you issue on your old system that about the go out. If not, you should be able to get a legal re-installation disk from dell even though it is out of warranty and make sure you get the driver disk as well. You may have pay some for that.
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28 Jan 2015   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pantz View Post
Hello Everyone, i hope i can CLEAR things up a bit ... LOL .... I originally Brought the DELL with VISTA, a short time later WIN 7 came out , and got a hold of a 32 bit windows 7 ( i don't remember where i got it from ) i then installed it. i was then Able to activate it, and have use it ever since without issue. updates an all.

seeing that i sold my older 64 bit backup system, ( which i still have the KEY for ) not sure if i can use that KEY in the new build
i am building a more recent backup system with the monies i got from the older backup system i sold .

i don't have the money for a SSD ( preferred for the new build ) so i was going to use the laptop HD until i can afford a SSD. just to get the new build up an running.

Thanks in advance

PS i believe i got the Windows 7 as a student offer at the time, MS was allowing schools to offer studends a Discounted price on line
If a retail upgrade key was used to upgrade Vista, why does the Mgadiag report show OEM SLP (factory activated) Ultimate? This could never be a retail copy of Win7 you said you upgraded Vista with.

You say above you had another copy of Win7 but you sold it with the PC, although you still have the key. If the new owner intends to use that copy of Win7 then you cannot use that key or it will rob him of Windows 7 on that PC he bought. However if he assures you (I'd want it in writing) that he is not using that Win7, or you sold it without the OS, then you can activate your new build Win7 with that key using the installer provided in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 for that same version.
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28 Jan 2015   #19
nevergiveup

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

yes groze he can use coa sticker key on same pc.but actual intention(he just asks) of op is to transfer oem key to other pc which is against EULA.the actual purpose of coa sticker is to remaind you that pc has genuine windows you cant use that on another pc which is against eula.there is less chance for him have coa for windows 7 as he pc bought during vista time.there is no point in talking about that as he cant transfer that oem key to another pc.
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28 Jan 2015   #20
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nevergiveup View Post
No matter where you get?How you get? you cant activate windows using oem slp key even on the same pc as it requires special instructions which is known by oem manufactures.The oem manufactures uses same oem slp key for atleast particular version of windows 7 in their pc so you cant use that.ya groze as long as you dont change mobo you can use oem key to reinstall but here it is a different story.he has oem slp not oem key.so impossible.
Nevergiveup,
Running Belarc Advisor will show the slp key by the way. I actually know how dell does the slp, since I had my motherboard replaced by them. I don't think I am allowed to say. It is much simpler then people make it out to be. I was surprised the motherboard replacement didn't cause a re-activation. I was still able to use the re-installation without requiring activation, it was pre-activated once Windows 7 home premium was re-installed and the system was not connected to the internet in anyway.
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