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Windows 7: Dell version of windows 7 home

06 Jul 2010   #1
huddo

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Dell version of windows 7 home

i am currently running an acer laptop with windows 7 ultimate. I have ordered a new computer which should arrive in the next few days.

it is coming with windows 7 home premium but i'll install ultimate on it. can i then go and install the home premium version on my laptop.


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06 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

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Probably not, The new computer will most likely have an OEM edition. That means it cannot be moved from that one computer.

OEM only one computer
All others one computer at a time.
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06 Jul 2010   #3
huddo

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

what if i don't activate the original version of home premium on the new computer. and just install it on my laptop.
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06 Jul 2010   #4
richc46

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When you get the computer, if the OS is on, its activated and ready to go. The mfg of the computer buy cheap OEM Systems. Cannot be removed from the computer an installed on another.
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06 Jul 2010   #5
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huddo View Post
i am currently running an acer laptop with windows 7 ultimate. I have ordered a new computer which should arrive in the next few days.

it is coming with windows 7 home premium but i'll install ultimate on it. can i then go and install the home premium version on my laptop.
No, an OEM license is bound to the hardware that you purchased it on.
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06 Jul 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

How about your Ultimate version which you want to install over Home Premium. Did it come with it's computer also?

If that's the case, you can move neither. Ultimate would need to be retail Upgrade or Full Version.
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07 Jul 2010   #7
huddo

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

no. my laptop orignally came wiht vista home basic but i upgraded because my hard drive crashed and i had no other OS to put on it. i was originallly going to put vista home premium on it but harvey norman had run out so they gave me vista ultimate for $200 and i then got windows 7 with the free upgrade service through microsoft.
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07 Jul 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you bought Vista Ultimate retail and the Win7 Ultimate was an Upgrade kit then you should be able to install Win7 Ultimate wherever you want it using this method: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

The Home Premium factory install on the new computer most likely will be OEM so will have to stay with that computer. I would keep Home Premium on it unless and until you need the few added features that are in Ultimate, then you can Upgrade.
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07 Jul 2010   #9
huddo

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

if i was to keep the home premium version would you recomend keeping the 64 bit edition or the 32 bit edition.
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07 Jul 2010   #10
richc46

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Fill out system specs and we will tell you.
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