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Windows 7: Do I have to buy another Windows 7?

03 Mar 2010   #11
Jessica

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Now I’m really confused…

The reason I posted here in the first place was because no one could give me a straight answer.

I’ll read the tutorial posted by ‘Bare Foot Kid’ above. Maybe that’ll help.

Cheers,

Jessica


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03 Mar 2010   #12
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jessica View Post
The reason I posted here in the first place was because no one could give me a straight answer.
Do you have an OEM or retail license?

OEM - Tied to one PC.

Retail - Can be used on different PC's, but you must uninstall it from the first PC it was installed on originally.

Simples.
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03 Mar 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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03 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The OP wants to know if it will be possible to move the HDD with Windows still installed and then re-activate in a new machine, as it's retail it should be possible using one of the methods in that tutorial.

Will y'all look at the #5 post.
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03 Mar 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
The OP wants to know if it will be possible to move the HDD with Windows still installed and then re-activate in a new machine, as it's retail it should be possible using one of the methods in that tutorial.

Will y'all look at the #5 post.
Good point, I missed that one. But now I don't understand why Jessica is still confused.
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03 Mar 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
The OP wants to know if it will be possible to move the HDD with Windows still installed and then re-activate in a new machine, as it's retail it should be possible using one of the methods in that tutorial.

Will y'all look at the #5 post.
Good point, I missed that one. But now I don't understand why Jessica is still confused.


Jessica shouldn't be now, I hope.
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03 Mar 2010   #17
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Will y'all look at the #5 post.
To be fair, they might think just because they bought it of the net, that's what it is, which is why I posted the slmgr -dli so she could check, and you yourself asked "if it is full retail".
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03 Mar 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Will y'all look at the #5 post.
To be fair, they might think just because they bought it of the net, that's what it is, which is why I posted the slmgr -dli so she could check, and you yourself asked "if it is full retail".


Fair enough.
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04 Mar 2010   #19
Jessica

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I have the full retail version. See this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...art/retail.jpg

As I now understand it. I can do a rebuild including mobo, RAM, CPU and graphics card. Use my old hard drives (three of them) Wipe my C drive, reinstall Windows 7 64bit and then re-activate. All should then be OK.

Let me know if I got it wrong.

Cheers everyone.
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04 Mar 2010   #20
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jessica View Post
All should then be OK.
Correct.
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