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#1 Marty0603


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Posted 11 October 2010 - 03:24 PM

I need some help?!
I recently bought a Toshiba laptop for home use (running Windows 7) but unfortunately some water was spilt over the keyboard and its fried the mother board rendering it pretty much dead. I also have a Dell which I bought for work (which is running Windows Vista) but it too has a problem now. My hard drive isn't working. Both laptops have pre-installed operating systems. So what I have done is take the hard drive out of the Toshiba and put it in the Dell, so my Dell is now running Windows 7 set up for a Toshiba.
So, what I want to know is, can I download a new copy of my OS so I can reinstall it and set it up for my dell? If this is possible, where do I download it from?

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 04:06 PM

No it is not possible. You must use Windows 7 on your Toshiba as that is part of the license agreement. I would call up Toshiba and explain to them the situation or take it back to the store.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:57 PM

To further explain what cryptodan has said. The OS is whats known as OEM. Meaning that the OS is 'wedded' to the motherboard and other hardware it is installed with. It is not a retail copy which can be transferred to another machine as long as it is uninstalled on the old one.

More info here: An Explanation of OEM, Upgrade, Academic, And Full Versions of software

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:16 PM

If you have voided the warranty on the toshiba then you could wipe the hard drive and reinstall vista on it, call dell for the reinstall cd's

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