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Windows 7: Win7 Activation question..


07 Nov 2011   #1

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Win7 Activation question..

Hey all..just a quick question...

I purchased Windows 7 OEM and installed it on a new 80GB SSD that I just got for my laptop. I havent activated windows yet on that drive and decided that I want a bigger drive instead. My question is...since I havent activated the OEM windows yet, am I still able to install and activate it on a different drive?

Thanks


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07 Nov 2011   #2

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In a nutshell, yes.

That's the beauty of the 30-day trial activation period as it gives you a fighting chance to sort out any hardware issues before you activate Windows.
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07 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

great! thanks! I had a feeling, but just wanted to be sure before I got another drive.

I appreciate the help!
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07 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Please post back if you encounter any problems.
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07 Nov 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jai60 View Post
Hey all..just a quick question...

I purchased Windows 7 OEM and installed it on a new 80GB SSD that I just got for my laptop. I havent activated windows yet on that drive and decided that I want a bigger drive instead. My question is...since I havent activated the OEM windows yet, am I still able to install and activate it on a different drive?

Thanks
FWIW, even if you had activated it already, changing the drive does not prevent re-activation on the same motherboard - it's ONLY motherboard changes that MS is concerned about as far as activation goes - although changing enough other hardware may force a re-activation, it shouldn't give any problems if you use the telephone service if required.

Also note that MS changed the wording on the OEM System Builder license to make it more plain that it is NOT supposed to be used on self-build systems, either by pros or hobbyists. It now states that the installs must be sold to a third party.
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