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Windows 7: Dell laptop with key

06 Jan 2013   #1

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Dell laptop with key

Hello All,
I have a Dell laptop with the COA on the bottom. Am I right in thinking that this can only be used to for installation on the laptop alone and not un-installed from the laptop and installed on a new build ?
p.s. Happy New Year to all and a special mention for Brink for never ending help and advice

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06 Jan 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64

Hi Nelly,

Yes, you are correct.

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06 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

Yes. The Dell OEM version of Windows is only legally licensed for the system it was delivered with. If you have a Dell issued DVD of the OS it will only install on another Dell (it must see the Dell BIOS).

Actually, this is the same with any OEM version of the OS. Its only legally licensed/activated on the PC it was initially installed on.
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06 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks for the quick reply.
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