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Windows 7: Installing Win 7 on a replacement-for-faulty laptop

05 Apr 2011   #1
marvelman

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Installing Win 7 on a replacement-for-faulty laptop

Hi everyone,

I've had a search through the posts on the forum, and haven't really come up with anything to answer my question. I do apologise if I have missed it though!

Basically, I have installed Win 7 Prof Upgrade (from XP) on my MacBook via Bootcamp. However, this MacBook has developed a fault and is being replaced by Apple, who are sending me a new laptop.

My question: will I be able to reinstall the Win 7 upgrade (once XP is installed again of course) on my new laptop?

I'd appreciate any help or advice, many thanks in advance!


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05 Apr 2011   #2
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marvelman View Post
Hi everyone,

I've had a search through the posts on the forum, and haven't really come up with anything to answer my question. I do apologise if I have missed it though!

Basically, I have installed Win 7 Prof Upgrade (from XP) on my MacBook via Bootcamp. However, this MacBook has developed a fault and is being replaced by Apple, who are sending me a new laptop.

My question: will I be able to reinstall the Win 7 upgrade (once XP is installed again of course) on my new laptop?

I'd appreciate any help or advice, many thanks in advance!
Probably it's possible, if it's not a OEM version. I have réinstall Windows 7 on a new HDD and I was able to reactivate with Winupdate.
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05 Apr 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

Win7 upgrade edition can migrate as often as you want as long as it's on only one machine at a time.

You don't even need XP on the drive, just do the workaround given here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums
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06 Apr 2011   #4
marvelman

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Win7 upgrade edition can migrate as often as you want as long as it's on only one machine at a time.

You don't even need XP on the drive, just do the workaround given here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Windows 7 Forums
Hi there, thanks for the reply.

Sorry for being so stupid, but I can't find that section of the walkthrough i.e. how to install without XP already installed.

Could you point me to the specific part (sorry for needing spoonfeeding! )

Cheers
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06 Apr 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I believe Greg means have a look here:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Greg will be here latter.
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