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Windows 7: Will Win7 OA key work on another computer of same OEM?

09 Oct 2015   #1
escaner

Windows 7 Home Prem 64b, Windows Vista Home Basic 64b, Windows 10 Pro 32b, OpenSUSE 13.1, Fedora 21
 
 
Will Win7 OA key work on another computer of same OEM?

My HP laptop died. It came with a Win 7 Pro OA licence. My parents have an old HP workstation that came with WinXP. I wonder whether the laptop licence will work on the workstation, being both from the same brand.

Thank's!


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09 Oct 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum. To answer your question, NO.
Your Win 7 Pro OA license will only work legally on the computer it was first installed on.
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10 Oct 2015   #3
escaner

Windows 7 Home Prem 64b, Windows Vista Home Basic 64b, Windows 10 Pro 32b, OpenSUSE 13.1, Fedora 21
 
 

Thank you for the reply.
I will probably go with opensuse then. I don't like XP being EOL for that long and W10 insider has proved pretty unstable so far on that computer.
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10 Oct 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What does this mean.
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I will probably go with opensuse then
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10 Oct 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

It's a free Linux OS

https://www.opensuse.org/
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10 Oct 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks David.
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