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Windows 7: reuse windows 7 upgrade

07 May 2011   #1
dbeethe

xp
 
 
reuse windows 7 upgrade

I upgraded my laptop to Windows7, but it has had numerous graphics problems. Getting a new laptop and want to use the windows7 upgrade on an old desktop. Does anyone know if I can do this? I'm reloading the old laptop with factory install vista and then sending it to a recycle outfit.


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07 May 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello dbeethe, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you want to do a clean 'new' install of Windows 7 with an Upgrade installer you don't have to install Vista first, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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07 May 2011   #3
dbeethe

xp
 
 

I'm getting rid of the laptop because it has been crashing due to graphics. I'm planning to use the upgrade CD to install on a desktop I inherited.
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07 May 2011   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

As long as you remove the windows 7 from the original laptop when replacing it with vista, you should be within the terms and conditions, if you re-use the upgrade disk / key.
This is not true if the upgrade is an OEM version.
when you go to activate the new upgrade you will probably need to speak to MS to activate - just tell them the truth as you explained here and all should be OK
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07 May 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

As long as the Upgrade activation key is used only on a single PC it will work.
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