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Windows 7: New PC and Windows 7 Pro disc

28 Jan 2011   #1
mfcphil

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
New PC and Windows 7 Pro disc

I'm getting a new pc in the next few weeks and will be formatting the pc, obviously removing the Windows 7 that's on it now and putting the original software back on it (Windows XP)

Can I then simply add my Windows 7 Pro disc onto my new pc and use my activation code again?

It will only be getting used for one pc!


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28 Jan 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Ya, as long as its on only one PC at a time. You may need to do a phone activation, but not necessarily.
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28 Jan 2011   #3
mfcphil

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Ya, as long as its on only one PC at a time. You may need to do a phone activation, but not necessarily.

I hope it goes that easy, I really dont want to buy a new pro disc....it cost a fortune
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28 Jan 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

There is no way you can have your retail Win7 activation taken away.

MS is only interested in making sure it'sinstalled on one PC at a time, so the activation is geared to determine that and then record the new hardware signature to which it's tied.

In hundreds of installs I've never had to speak with a MS agent, only had to do the robocall infrequently.

If you ever ran into an exceptional problem with activation, you'd want to call MS Customer Service who will determine the key's legitimacy and then open a Support Case to get it activated one way or another.
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28 Jan 2011   #5
mfcphil

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There is no way you can have your retail Win7 activation taken away.

MS is only interested in making sure it'sinstalled on one PC at a time, so the activation is geared to determine that and then record the new hardware signature to which it's tied.

In hundreds of installs I've never had to speak with a MS agent, only had to do the robocall infrequently.

If you ever ran into an exceptional problem with activation, you'd want to call MS Customer Service who will determine the key's legitimacy and then open a Support Case to get it activated one way or another.

Great to hear!
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