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Windows 7: Upgrade question - 2nd hand copy

27 Jan 2010   #1
bbcaptman

win vista
 
 
Upgrade question - 2nd hand copy

My friend bought windows 7 upgrade from vista.

She installed it on her computer. I don't know if she was connected to the internet at any point while win 7 was installed.

Shortly after he computer blew up and she bought a new one with win 7 already on it.

I now have her copy of win 7 upgrade and will it work on my pc?

I have vista.

thank you


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27 Jan 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

yeah at most it will take a call to MS to explain what happened and they will activate if you can't
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27 Jan 2010   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello bbcaptman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It depends if it is a OEM or retail upgrade copy of Windows 7.

If it's a retail copy, then yes you can install and activate it on your computer.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If it's a OEM copy and had been activated on her computer, then the key number is permanently tied to that computer. You can try to do a phone activation, but you might not be able to activate it on your computer with the same key number. It would be worth a try to see though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Jan 2010   #4
bbcaptman

win vista
 
 

thank you!

its retail so I will try it when i get the chance
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27 Jan 2010   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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28 Jan 2010   #6
bbcaptman

win vista
 
 

will do, but won;'t have a chance to try till next week some how hopefully
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