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Windows 7: Help with transporting an OS from a laptop to a desktop?

24 Aug 2014   #11
justabluejay

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It doesn't matter as long as you bought a non-OEM (retail section in the link below) key. If you bought this computer at Best buy or Tiger Direct etc.. you probably have an OEM license and you won't be able to move it to another computer. Essentially, you're married to the motherboard or you have to buy a new license.

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Ugh, so you're saying I'd have to burn some money on those retail OS's just to get it to boot. up?
Well, are you sure its an OEM license? Where did you buy your PC originally?
I accidently realized I replied to someone else than you, lol. BUt yes, it was integrated into the Mobo so no code or anything.

But I do have a question, so my friend has both a 32-bit CD and 64-bit CD for Windows 7 Home Premium. He only used the 32-bit one. Does that mean he can use the 64-bit one on a new computer he's building with the same activation code on the box if he already used the 32-bit one?
I'm still in the dark on how Microsoft's activation codes actually work.


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24 Aug 2014   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If you used the 32 bit version and activated it you can't very well legally used the 64 bit at the same time,
You can only use the activation code on one machine,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219487-clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7-a.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/292068-make-windows-7-bootable-after-motherboard-swap.html

And no you can't use someone else's bootable disk
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24 Aug 2014   #13
justabluejay

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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If you used the 32 bit version and activated it you can't very well legally used the 64 bit at the same time,
You can only use the activation code on one machine,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219487-clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7-a.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/292068-make-windows-7-bootable-after-motherboard-swap.html

And no you can't use someone else's bootable disk
Hm, well I actually did use someone else's bootable disc, and it worked fine. I got my installation key by a phone-service and now, I have Windows 7 64-bit home premium on my desktop now.
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25 Aug 2014   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Ha yes bootable disk could be a recovery disk....
I didn't realize you were referring to a install disk,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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