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Windows 7: Can I install Windows 7 on a HDD & then move that HDD to another PC?

10 Aug 2014   #1

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Can I install Windows 7 on a HDD & then move that HDD to another PC?

I have a OEM Product Key sticker for my old PC & my HDD died on that PC.
I plan to reinstall Windows 7 on that older PC with a new HDD I bought recently.

Thing is, I also have a newer PC I built.
Can I take out the HDD with the new instal of Windows 7 from my older PC & place it in my new built PC?

Will my new PC automatically then have Windows 7 on it or can that not work?

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10 Aug 2014   #2

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If you plan to re install windows on the older pc and use that key, you can`t use that key anywhere else. ( it`s OEM ) So you would have to buy a new windows license for the new pc.

Therefor it doesn`t make any sense to install windows on the new hard drive on the old pc, then move it. Just install windows 7 on the new hard drive in the new machine.
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 Can I install Windows 7 on a HDD & then move that HDD to another PC?

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