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Windows 7: fresh install on new hdd

01 May 2010   #1
Sleezevil

Win7
 
 
fresh install on new hdd

i got a new velociraptor harddrive, i want to do a clean install of windows7 and a few games i use often,
and have my old WD green as storage.
Is there anything i have to do to reactivate windows7?
-windows 7 home prem OEM


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01 May 2010   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sleezevil View Post
i got a new velociraptor harddrive, i want to do a clean install of windows7 and a few games i use often,
and have my old WD green as storage.
Is there anything i have to do to reactivate windows7?
-windows 7 home prem OEM
You should be fine as long as your motherboard stayed the same. I've swapped hard drives in machines that had OEM copies of Windows of all flavors and it ran just fine. In the event it doesn't work, just call them and tell them what you did and they'll 99.421% of the time be chill.

Is your OEM copy one you bought or did it come with your machine?
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01 May 2010   #3
Sleezevil

Win7
 
 

Bought,all im doing is putting in a new harddrive mobo staying the same
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01 May 2010   #4
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sleezevil View Post
Bought,all im doing is putting in a new harddrive mobo staying the same
I see there being no problems.
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01 May 2010   #5
Sleezevil

Win7
 
 

alright,thank you very much sir
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01 May 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You may have to make the robocall to MS during activation, which exchanges a series of numbers that update the hardware signature for the install.
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