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Windows 7: Transfering to another computer


07 Nov 2012   #1

Win7 Pro 64
 
 
Transfering to another computer

Is it a royal PITA to transfer Windows 7 to another computer? I have OEM Windows 7 64 and want to put it on a new build. Older computer will get Ubuntu installed. Would I have to call microsoft to do this? thanks.

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07 Nov 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

OEM installations are tied to the original motherboard of the computer that they were installed on, so cannot be moved to a different computer.

There have been cases where, after a PC with an OEM installation died, people have pleaded with MS who have reactivated the OEM for a different computer - my understanding is the success of this is a bit of a lottery.

Regards,
Golden
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07 Nov 2012   #3

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I purchased Windows 7 OEM from newegg when I built the computer its in now. Guess I could call microsoft to see what they say and maybe get lucky.
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07 Nov 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

OK. Yes, that sounds like a system builders OEM you purchased. Is that correct?
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07 Nov 2012   #5

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Just OEM AFAIK when I purchased it from newegg along with my other parts for my build.
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