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Windows 7: License transfer


15 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 starter, Vista Home Premium, XP Home
 
 
License transfer

Hi everyone,

I just bought a used laptop off of eBay for slightly higher price than normal because it comes with Windows 7 Ultimate and Office 2007 Ultimate as well. I was wondering how can I transfer the registration of the operating system and Office to my name?

The Windows Ultimate disk looks genuine but it is the students edition with the registration key. Fortunately, I'm a student too as I went back to college a few months ago.

Thank you,
Gnimble

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15 Jun 2010   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gnimble View Post
Hi everyone,

I just bought a used laptop off of eBay for slightly higher price than normal because it comes with Windows 7 Ultimate and Office 2007 Ultimate as well. I was wondering how can I transfer the registration of the operating system and Office to my name?

The Windows Ultimate disk looks genuine but it is the students edition with the registration key. Fortunately, I'm a student too as I went back to college a few months ago.

Thank you,
Gnimble

I am not sure that you can. To be certain you should contact Microsoft directly.
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16 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 starter, Vista Home Premium, XP Home
 
 

Thank you. I'm not sure how to contact Microsoft. I search through their help pages and got directed to their online solutions; further search brought me to their forums, similar to this one. Of course the software I'm using is activated and is working fine on the hardware it was activated on.

Thanks,
Gnimble
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16 Jun 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome,

I hope and think that this is what you need.
Quick Tip: Change the Registered Owner in Windows - How-To Geek
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17 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 starter, Vista Home Premium, XP Home
 
 

Cool, thank you. Luckily the product is registered to the name of the company who made the laptop "Asus", which is also the name of the admin account. Had it been someone else, I would have attempt to change it.

Cheers,
Gnimble
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17 Jun 2010   #6

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Happy that is seems to have worked out for you.
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