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Windows 7: transfer OS to desktop pc from dead samsung R540 laptop

03 Apr 2014   #1

XP pro 32 bit
transfer OS to desktop pc from dead samsung R540 laptop

I have a dead R540 laptop with windows 7 factory installed.
My desktop pc has XP and I would like to upgrade the OS to the win7 from the laptop.
Since the laptop is completely dead (bad HDD and broken screen), I see no issue moving the OS to my desktop.

Only thing is I have heard some samsung laptops use a win7 version that cannot be transferred.
I paid good money for the laptop and still have the receipt, not like I found it in the trash and trying to re-use somebody else's OS.
Any idea where I could get more info on this?

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03 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

If Windows 7 was factory installed on the laptop it cannot be legally moved to any other computer, even if the original is no longer in service. It is valid only on the original computer. Only an OS installed with a full retail version of Windows can be transferred.
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03 Apr 2014   #3

XP pro 32 bit

I see. Thanks for the info.
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03 Apr 2014   #4
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You can remove the HD from the laptop and attach it via a SATA cable to desktop to rescue your files, use as storage, even make Win7 on it bootable, but you'll need to insert another Product Key for the licensed version.

All that's available new now is OEM version. Tiger Direct has Home Premium for $64 with an 1 year free AV bundle right now that doesn't need to be renewed for a year and can be cancelled before then.

Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD
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