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Windows 7: Deactivate W7 to install on a new machine?

27 Jul 2016   #1
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 
Deactivate W7 to install on a new machine?

Hi

I have an OEM vers of W7 that I purchased from a retailer installed on a self-built computer that I will be putting out of commission. I am building another computer (new HDD, new CPU, new MB), and want to use that vers and product key on the new machine.

Do I need to deactivate W7 on what will soon become the old machine?

Thanks in advance.


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27 Jul 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
There's no way to Deactive a oem license
Post this info and we'll see what exactly it is,
New mother board = new activation key is the norm for oem and oem system builder
Only a retail can be moved to a new mother board,
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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28 Jul 2016   #3
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
There's no way to Deactive a oem license
Post this info and we'll see what exactly it is,
New mother board = new activation key is the norm for oem and oem system builder
Only a retail can be moved to a new mother board,
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
M$ justifies the decreased cost by adding that restriction.
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28 Jul 2016   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This should be helpful.

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


Quote:
OEM SLP and COA SLP product keys, are issued by large computer manufacturers and use SLP (System Locked Pre-installation) technology to bind the license to the original motherboard via the BIOS and software.

The OEM SLP keys self-activate if the corresponding data in the BIOS is correct. OEM SLP keys, which the user can read in the MGADiag report or software like KeyFinder, cannot be used by the end user to manually activate Windows. The COA SLP key is printed on a sticker affixed to the side of the computer case (desktops), or on the bottom of the case (laptops), or in the battery compartment (newer laptops). This is the key for the user to enter manually should he need to activate Windows himself.

- OEM System Builder, product keys are for use by smaller system builders, computer shops, consultants, and others who provide computers and services to their customers. A system builder is defined by the System Builder license as "an original equipment manufacturer, an assembler, a refurbisher, or a software pre-installer that sells the Customer System(s) to a third party." A person who builds a computer for his own use or for friends and family is not a system builder as defined by the System Builder license. The correct license for these cases is Retail.

OEM keys are not-for-resale and may not be transferred to another computer. They may, however, be transferred with the computer if the computer is transferred to new ownership.

- Retail, product keys are what the custom
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12 Aug 2016   #5
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Well, that's weird. I did my new build today, and entered the PK, choosing to not activate auto when online (I was currently not connected).

After I got done installing several apps and drivers, I tried Win Activation. I was told that the product key I had previously typed was not valid for activation (or something similar). I clicked on something - I forget what - and was prompted for phone activation. Called the #, read the system id to the automated system, was given an activation code back, typed it in, and done. Fully activated.

Not sure if that makes any sense, but who's complaining?
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13 Aug 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep not a oem if it activated by phone,
Since you didn't post the mag report we can not see any info of the license.
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13 Aug 2016   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by riffwraith View Post
Well, that's weird. I did my new build today, and entered the PK, choosing to not activate auto when online (I was currently not connected).

After I got done installing several apps and drivers, I tried Win Activation. I was told that the product key I had previously typed was not valid for activation (or something similar). I clicked on something - I forget what - and was prompted for phone activation. Called the #, read the system id to the automated system, was given an activation code back, typed it in, and done. Fully activated.

Not sure if that makes any sense, but who's complaining?
I have seen this happen in the past, It will normally work for a while until the licensing checks catch up when it will deactivate
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13 Aug 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe Barman meant Then it will deactivate

I did use the phone activation via text on my laptop a little while ago
It was a Vista machine and what I used to reactivate it the key on the stacker failed when reinstalling Vista and I did get a new code sent via text message.

I then used my win-7 upgrade retail key to reinstall 7
All went well but does explain I guess why the Vista key did not activate on the sticker
It was upgraded.
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13 Aug 2016   #9
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yep not a oem if it activated by phone.
Hi

Definitely an OEM:

Deactivate W7 to install on a new machine?-winact.jpg

What does the mag report tell us?


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13 Aug 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
More than that image
But essentially refer back to Barman's post it will probably throw a fit and go Not Genuine sooner or later
OEM's of any kind are not transferable so you got lucky but maybe short lived.
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