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Windows 7: Insalling copy of Windows 7 from a new Dell to other PC

14 Nov 2009   #1
Ubuntu User

Ubuntu 9.10
 
 
Insalling copy of Windows 7 from a new Dell to other PC

I was looking at the Dell Inspiron Zino HD to replace the full tower PC in my living room that has lower specs. Right now my living room PC is running Ubuntu 9.04 with Boxee so if I did order the Zino HD I would install Ubuntu on it and not need Windows.

My question is can I take the copy of windows that comes with the Zino HD and give it to my sister to put on her PC? Right now she has XP(was running Vista but she downgraded). Also, her computer is not a Dell, if that matters. It does have a 64 bit Intel chip though, so would I need to order a 64 bit version of Windows 7 with my Zino HD?

I haven't called Dell to see if I can get a Zino HD OSless but that is always a hassle and my sister could use a copy of Windows 7.

If it is possible do I call Microsoft right away to deactivate it or can I just give her the CDs to my sister and install and activate on her computer? Also, do I need to get Ultimate with my Zino HD to have it work or can I do it with the cheapest version that has 64 bit?


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14 Nov 2009   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It really depends on the licence you had an that copy. If it's Dell OEM, you can't move it. It's tied to the hardware.
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14 Nov 2009   #3
Ubuntu User

Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
It really depends on the licence you had an that copy. If it's Dell OEM, you can't move it. It's tied to the hardware.
Even if I get Ultimate with a new Dell?
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14 Nov 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're pleading with the wrong people... you'd be better off asking MS, but I wouldnt hold out much hope as it is an OEM liscense..
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14 Nov 2009   #5
Ubuntu User

Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You're pleading with the wrong people... you'd be better off asking MS, but I wouldnt hold out much hope as it is an OEM license..
Oh, I thought there were people that worked for Microsoft here. I'll contact them but won't change this subject to solved until I get a definite answer.

Thanx
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14 Nov 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You can run 32 bit or 64 bit Windows even if the chip supports 64 bit

The only chance you have to use that copy of Windows on another device is if it's "Retail"

Any other license agreement will prevent you from using it on any other device. If you aren't sure what agreement you have you can run it and look at the "computer properties" That should tell you. You could even call MS. They will tell you. I don't think it will work. It would be nice.....
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14 Nov 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The dell copies are always OEM copies. It's tied to the machine. You cannot move it to another machine.
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