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Windows 7: Selling my retail licence question.

01 Mar 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


When you buy retail Win7, you can move it to any machine of your choice any time you want, as long as it is on only one machine.

Some confuse MS procedures assuring one-machine rule with restrictions on migration, which they are not.

As there is no deactivation which can be done by the user, the robocall is required when installing on new hardware to deactivate the old hardware signature in MS activation database, then activate the new hardware signature.

Transfer of ownership is not their concern, only one-machine at a time.

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01 Mar 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello saverio.

The fact that needs to be remembered is that 1 license key = 1 machine.

Except OEM keys as they are tied to the first mobo they are installed on.

Thanks Greg.

I should have been more specific and said; 1 license key = 1 machine at a time, that's what I meant.
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01 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

once again, thanks for all your help guys.
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01 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
once again, thanks for all your help guys.

It's been out pleasure mate; don't forget to keep us informed.
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