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Can I move my win7 over to my daughters laptop.


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#1 wavemaker

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:33 AM

Gooday all. I have asked in another post about getting my daughters computer working for her whilst she is overseas. I have 2 legitimate windows discs 1 is xp and the other is win 7. I have a new laptop with win 7 on it so I don't really have to have it loaded on my experimental machine. Can I delete win 7 from my machine and put it on her laptop. Or the same with the xp disc. It has become redundant any way and is sitting in a cupboard gathering dust. 2 legit discs and product keys. Can I move them to other machines? Regards, James.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:28 AM

2 legit discs and product keys. Can I move them to other machines?

Are they OEM or retail versions? OEM Windows cannot be utilized again a different computer, it's only valid for the computer it was originally supplied with. Retail Windows can be deleted from a computer it is on now (or the computer suitably decommissioned) and installed onto a different computer. As long as it's only loaded onto one computer, that's fine.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:53 AM

Hi,

Are these OEM Windows discs (that shipped with a PC/laptop) or retail copies?


Looks like Platypus has answered your question.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 22 November 2011 - 08:55 AM.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:33 AM

OEM Disks?

As long as you have a product key, you should be able to us any Windows disk on any machine.

A few years back, my friends PC crashed, an HP, and i was able to use my Dell OEM Disk to resintall Windows Xp.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:11 PM

Gooday and thanks every one. Both discs were store bought not supplied with any machine. So thanks, my dilemma is resolved.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:12 AM

<<As long as you have a product key, you should be able to us any Windows disk on any machine.>>

That is not correct...one size does not fit all.

An Explanation of Oem, Upgrade, Academic, And Full Versions of software - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial33.html

http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/licensing_faq.aspx

http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?form=MSHOME&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&q=OEM+license+versus+retail+or+upgrade

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