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Windows 7: Transfering OS KEY to new Build

23 Jan 2015   #1

Genuine windows 7X64
Transfering OS KEY to new Build

Hello everyone, i am in the Process of doing a new Build. i have an old DELL 1520 which is on its last leg. i was wondering if i could use the HD from the dell for the new build, until i can get a SSD, and could i use the OEM activation code on the new Build ?

The Dell was originally a Vista OS. i was able to successfully do a clean install of windows 7, and the activation was successful, it is now running a genuine copy of 7, can i use the activation code on the New Build ?

Thanks in Advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2015   #2

win 7 64 bit

Hi you could use the hard drive from the dell but will need to install the os and no you will not be able to use the key from the dell as it is tide to that computer. if you installed a retail copy of seven then yes you can.
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23 Jan 2015   #3

windows 7 pro 32bit

oem windows 7 os : Is tied to the motherboard on which you install first,you can change other parts but not motherboard (may replace with exactly same new mobo in case of mobo failure but cant install different mobo)
RETAIL WINDOWS 7: you can install on any pc irrespective of hardware used.
but you are only allowed to have windows active in only one pc at a time i.e one pc per license.
so here is the conclusion if you have oem windows 7 installed on one system you cant move this windows to other pc.if you can reuse your any parts provided compatibility to your new pc but not oem windows.
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23 Jan 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

If you complete this tutorial by Brink and post it here we will be able to tell you if you have a Retail key or oem/slp or what ever.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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27 Jan 2015   #5

Genuine windows 7X64

Hello Everyone, attached is my OLD DELL Activation Details

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {218EE7C3-BCD0-41D7-B9FE-27B8A6C0C30D}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.141211-1742
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{218EE7C3-BCD0-41D7-B9FE-27B8A6C0C30D}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-P4K27</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00400</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3942793245-2054561152-3847648275</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron 1520 </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A09</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080711000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>986F3007018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL </OEMID><OEMTableID>WN09 </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: 7cfd4696-69a9-4af7-af36-ff3d12b6b6c8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00178-926-600400-02-1033-7600.0000-3052009
Installation ID: 001071226800456903512542048356356020528222933015393554
Processor Certificate URL: SpcService Web Service
Machine Certificate URL: RacService Web Service
Use License URL: UseLicenseService Web Service
Product Key Certificate URL: PkcService Web Service
Partial Product Key: P4K27
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
Trusted time: 1/27/2015 1:12:50 PM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 12:3:2014 14:04
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

HWID Data-->

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
SSDT PmRef CpuPm

Attached Images
Transfering OS KEY to new Build-dell-oem.jpg 
Attached Files
File Type: txt dell OEM.txt (4.7 KB, 4 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2015   #6

windows 7 pro 32bit

you have oem slp windows key which is a generic key used to activate windows at factory in high cant activate windows with that did you installed windows 7?
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27 Jan 2015   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You can always give it a shot and see if Windows activates.
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27 Jan 2015   #8

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

People you got it incorrect. I think the OP is doing this legally. He wants window 7 on a new computer. He bought windows 7 assuming it is retail. He can move the hard drive to new computer, the catch is whether or not Vista is an OEM. If it is an oem, he need needs to delete Vista and do a clean install of Windows 7.
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27 Jan 2015   #9
Microsoft MVP


What exact version of win7 did you buy? If its retail then you can always reinstall anywhere.

The version shown in mgadiag report is OEM SLP which is factory activation that isn't transferable.

Builders OEM may be allowed on new mobo if you use activation phone option.
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27 Jan 2015   #10

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit


I assume Pantz had Vista OEM on an old computer. I hope you can follow me on this, If Pantz upgraded Vista oem to Windows 7 retail, does windows 7 retail become an oem version and can't be transferred? Does Pantz have to delete Windows 7 retail off the hard drive and do a clean install of Windows 7 retail on the new computer to be ok with the EULA?
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