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Windows 7: Can I use key from another Laptop ?

18 Dec 2015   #1
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Can I use key from another Laptop ?

I had Dell Inspiron N5110 Laptop which I sold it with built in genuine key of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and the guy who bought from me he is using Ultimate version of different key. Now, I have Lenovo G510 Laptop and I want to know if I can use key of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 ?

I have recovered the key of Windows 7 from Speccy adn from ProduKey.

Regards.


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18 Dec 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Legally, no. The OEM versions (which are what PC vendors such as Dell supply) are tied to the PC it was originally installed on.
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18 Dec 2015   #3
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Legally, no. The OEM versions (which are what PC vendors such as Dell supply) are tied to the PC it was originally installed on.
So you mean OEM Key installed on BIOS ?
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18 Dec 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The simple answer was no
Lenovo has it's own oem_slp keys you'd have to use it to be legal
Or buy another oem/ system builders of the version of win-7 you want to install and use it's key to activate.

Not exactly sure why you'd want to down grade to home premium from ultimate but that's another issue all together
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18 Dec 2015   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It is embedded in newer Dell's.

But it goes back to what I stated. An OEM version is ONLY legally valid for the original PC it was installed on, and this whether its embedded in the BIOS or not. And it doesn't matter if its an OEM version that was supplied with a new PC or an OEM version you buy and install on a PC.
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18 Dec 2015   #6
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
The simple answer was no
Lenovo has it's own oem_slp keys you'd have to use it to be legal
Or buy another oem/ system builders of the version of win-7 you want to install and use it's key to activate.

Not exactly sure why you'd want to down grade to home premium from ultimate but that's another issue all together
I have the key thatswhy I was thinking to use it. Otherwise Ultimate version is good.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
It is embedded in newer Dell's.

But it goes back to what I stated. An OEM version is ONLY legally valid for the original PC it was installed on, and this whether its embedded in the BIOS or not. And it doesn't matter if its an OEM version that was supplied with a new PC or an OEM version you buy and install on a PC.
Okay.
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18 Dec 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The speccy key is useless. It is a generic key.
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18 Dec 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The key you got is a mass factory key used to activate windows, as stated it is useless for you, and you can not use the key off the COA on the laptop, regardless if the buyer uses the key or not, that is his or her key for future use. Why aren`t you using the OS that came with the Lenovo ? If you want a different OS you will have to buy it.
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18 Dec 2015   #9
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
The key you got is a mass factory key used to activate windows, as stated it is useless for you, and you can not use the key off the COA on the laptop, regardless if the buyer uses the key or not, that is his or her key for future use. Why aren`t you using the OS that came with the Lenovo ? If you want a different OS you will have to buy it.
Because I dont like Windows 8.1 and its too buggy.
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18 Dec 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Then you'll need to buy a different os 7 home premium is still pretty cheap
Newegg shows it's out of stock though
Amazon.com: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging): Software
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