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Windows 7: Can I use my Win7pro on new my HTPC build?

19 Feb 2013   #1
av8tor

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Can I use my Win7pro on new my HTPC build?

I have been building a htpc for the media room.I have 1 computer with Win7 Pro on it which is old and out dated with very little use. I have a newer one with Win8 Pro on it(upgraded from Win7 premium) and runs great. I want to use one of these OS with the htcp. Preferably Win7 Pro because of WMC. Which one if any could I install with out any EULA problems. I do not want to but another version/copy of windows just to watch/stream vids,Blu-ray and games. Please advise

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Av8tor


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19 Feb 2013   #2
NoelDP

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You certainly cannot use the one that's been upgraded.

You may only use the other one if it is a Full Retail license - if it was preinstalled, then it's an OEM license which cannot be moved to a new computer.
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19 Feb 2013   #3
av8tor

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Thanks for your response NoelDP ... the Win7 Pro is Full retail I bought when Win7 first came out. Win 7 premium was oem that I up grated to Win8Pro so that's a no go.
So then I can just install it like I would naturally with the same key as before?
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19 Feb 2013   #4
NoelDP

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Yep - you will probably have to re-activate by phone, but so long as the original machine has been reformatted it shouldn't cause a problem.
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19 Feb 2013   #5
av8tor

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Awesome thank's. Oh the other computer is sitting in the closet collecting dust.I 'm gonna tear it down and try and reuse some parts.
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20 Feb 2013   #6
NoelDP

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Good luck - and have fun!
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