Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol
Quote: Originally Posted by Isyther
I still have one question after reading this tutorial. I have a laptop wit windows 7 Home Premium on it can I completly romove windows 7 off it and put it on my desktop? My laptop right now I about to bite the dust, and I built my desktop from scratch. Right now my desktop has windows xp and i was looking to upgrade it.
Hiyya and welcome Isyther as ignaztsonic says - slightly different though is that I had an OEM on a refurbished machine in which the motherboard died and a phone call to Microsoft and they let me transfer the OEM to another machine that had previously been Vista (the other machine I had slipped in a SSD of course).
My point is for the cost of a local phone call what have you got to lose
I think the key points here are yours originally came with Vista, so your OEM was a separate purchase.
The OEM ignatzasonic is speaking about is the one that originally came with Isyther's laptop.
So, if it is like yours, sure it's worth a call.
If it's what ignatzasonic is referring to, it is indeed tied to the motherboard.
If it is a separate retail license, none of the above matters, it can be freely moved to another computer.