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Windows 7: A question about Windows 7 installation disk


17 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 
A question about Windows 7 installation disk

I have an upgrade disk of Windows 7 Home Premium that I purchased for my old PC when 7 first came out. My question is this. Is the product key for the upgrade version transferrable to another computer as long as I don't have it installed on my old computer anymore? I know that OEM is tied to the motherboard of the computer it is installed on, but I'm not sure about the upgrade version.

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17 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The upgrade version can be transfered as you suggest as long a a qualifing version of Windows is installed on the computer you are transfering to or you have a qualifing version.
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17 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks for your reply. I thought that might be the case, but I wasn't sure. What I am thinking about doing is installing a new motherboard in my PC and the version of Windows 7 currently installed on said PC is OEM, so legally it might not be transferable. But I have downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium iso and would use the product key from the upgrade version to activate Windows once it is installed with the new MB.
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