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Windows 7: product key transfer?

25 May 2016   #1
jonass21

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
product key transfer?

I had a computer I built start slowing down a few months ago, so I rebuilt and purchased a new windows 7 key. However I was wondering if I could install windows 10 on a new htpc and use my old windows 7 product key for authorization? That key is no longer in use because I got rid of the computer. I have heard windows 10 does great on low powered devices so I would love to give it a try and my htpc box


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25 May 2016   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

As long you bought a retail version of Windows 7 you can transfer the key on to the new system. OEM versions are not transferable. Was your version a boxed retail version?
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25 May 2016   #3
jonass21

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

no it was the oem version
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25 May 2016   #4
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonass21 View Post
no it was the oem version
Those are tied to the motherboard they were first installed/activated on. You'd need to buy a new licence for the new device as you can't transfer those.
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25 May 2016   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

OR was it OEM SYSTEM BUILDER.

Roy
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25 May 2016   #6
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I didn't think system builder licences on 7 were transferable. Although must admit, I've never actually bought one.

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25 May 2016   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

depends on whether it was NSLP.
(basically the N means not tied to a motherboard.)

ROy
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25 May 2016   #8
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Interesting, I didn't realise different system builder licences existed.
I assume it's the system builder licences that come in the retail card envelopes that are transferable then?
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25 May 2016   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Correct.

Roy
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26 May 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't know all the answers to these kind of problems so I go here and read what Microsoft states.

https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/...enuinewindows7
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