|06 Apr 2010||#1|
Can I buy a new Product Key?
Hopefully someone can help me... I'm a little confused!
I recently got a new desktop PC that came with an OEM copy of Windows 7 Professional 64bit. I decided I wanted to test Windows 7 on my HP Laptop, and did a fresh install of this, replacing my old OS (Vista) completely. I now want to make this a legit copy of Windows 7 on my laptop (so I can activate it etc.) without having to do another fresh install (i.e. I don't want to lose all my new settings...)
Can I buy a Product Key, or equivalent, or am I going to have to buy a retail copy of Windows 7 and start from scratch?
Hope that makes sense!? Any help would be great. Cheers!
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|06 Apr 2010||#4|
Cheers for the help guys.
It wasn't a Beta version, it was the OEM version that came with another computer. Obviously I can't activate the same copy twice, and the fact that it's OEM rather than retail will probably cause problems...?
I would like to avoid a clean install as I've spent ages getting all my other software installed etc. Just want to activate what I've got now, and make it all above board
Is it just the Product Key that makes a copy of Windows an OEM copy?
Will any Windows 7 Professional Product Key work as long as it's legit?
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