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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro Product Key

26 Jul 2011   #1
merelda

Laptop: BENQ Joybook S53
 
 
Windows 7 Pro Product Key

Hi All,

I bought a new laptop that came with win7 basics, but I thought since I have the win7 pro cd I might as well install the pro. I remember that the for XP I could use several the same product key for 2 laptops, can I still do this? I don't want to try and activate because I'm afraid that microsoft might block my other laptop?

Thanks for the help!


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26 Jul 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merelda View Post
Hi All,

I bought a new laptop that came with win7 basics, but I thought since I have the win7 pro cd I might as well install the pro. I remember that the for XP I could use several the same product key for 2 laptops, can I still do this? I don't want to try and activate because I'm afraid that microsoft might block my other laptop?

Thanks for the help!
One product key is for one system only
You will need an upgrade DVD if you want to go from Home Basic to Professional
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26 Jul 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can try by all means, but the terms of your particular End User Licence Agreement stipulate one computer per licence.

You may or may not be able to activate Windows on another computer while you have it already installed, but you're still likely to fall foul of Microsoft's validation checks.
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26 Jul 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Note   Note

Windows 7 / Vista is version specific and not bit-rate specific, i.e. a Home Premium COA Windows activation key will activate either the 32-bit or the 64-bit Windows Home Premium Operating System.



Hello merelda!

As you can see the Windows 7 activation keys are version specific and will not activate another version, your Windows 7 Basic key will only activate the Basic version.
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26 Jul 2011   #5
merelda

Laptop: BENQ Joybook S53
 
 

I guess I need to go get another cd then >____<

Thanks all to your fast reply!!
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26 Jul 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's additional information in this tutorial linked below.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


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26 Jul 2011   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can use Anytime Upgrade to change from Basic to a higher version (see Chart below) using a retail Win7 upgrade key or cheaper Anytime Upgrade key.

Just type "Anytime" in Start Search box to start the process, insert key, unlocks extra features in 10 minutes or less.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths
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27 Jul 2011   #8
merelda

Laptop: BENQ Joybook S53
 
 

Actually.... my problem is a little bit more complicated
My Old laptop was in Ubuntu, and new laptop was in windows basic. I upgraded New laptop to pro with dual boot Ubuntu (I didn't know about the upgrade thing before so I just cleaned installed it..), and cleaned installed Windows Pro on the old laptop...

Old laptop: Ubuntu -----> Win7 Pro (Not activated)
New laptop: WIn7 Basic -----> Win7 Pro (Activated) + Ubuntu10.10

So I guess now I just have to go get another windows install cd then?
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27 Jul 2011   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You need another pro key, yes.
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27 Jul 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Just insert the key at Computer>Properties activation link.
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