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Windows 7: Installing OEM Windows 7 on a new PC

16 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
Installing OEM Windows 7 on a new PC


A couple of years ago I got a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled, now I am looking for a new laptop it since windows 8 just came out many of the new laptops are lacking it. So I was wondering if there was away to get a genuine copy of Windows 7 onto a brand new laptop, without having to buy another copy of it from Amazon or somewhere. If I wiped the drive in the old laptop and then either clean install W7 on the new laptop or use windows system image to transfer it to the new one.

Would either of these methods leave me with a genuine copy of 7? Or of I do get a new laptop with Windows 8 am I stuck with it?


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16 Dec 2012   #2

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You can not transfer a OEM preinstalled license.

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16 Dec 2012   #3
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24 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but would that tutorial work even though I would be using an OEM license on a different machine?
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24 Apr 2013   #5

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No. An OEM license / product key does not work on another PC. You need a new, valid license.
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