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Windows 7: Changing Win 7 OEM Install

24 Apr 2013   #1

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Changing Win 7 OEM Install

Is there a way to change a Win 7 OEM setup to install on a different computer or change the computer's OEM info so that the install will work?

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24 Apr 2013   #2


I don't think so. It sounds like this would be against the EULA for OEM.

Why do you ask?
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24 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

I have a Dell Win 7 OEM install disk and have an Asus laptop running Win 8. Want Win 8 gone and replaced with Win 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Apr 2013   #4


The best you can legally do is get something that will make Windows 8 become nearly identical to Windows 7 (perhaps with a little bit of work, maybe not much):
I feel like I'm missing a couple, but these are among the best.
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24 Apr 2013   #5
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If the OEM disc has never been used for an installation, you can use it on your Asus. But if it cam from a Dell system, it is a no go.
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