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#1 vinnyd

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:43 AM

Hello All:
I rebuilt my computer with a new MOBO, CPU and RAM. I kept my old HDD with all files and the OS (Windows 7 Home Prem 64 bit). When I fired up the new system, it would not load Windows 7 (although the logo would start). It now tries to repair itself with no success. Does this mean that I need to rebuy Windows 7? If so which package (upgrade)? TIA
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:06 AM

It means...that the hard drive reflects drivers and settings...for a system that does not reflect the hard drive.

Therefore, Windows will not perform functionally.

Unless your license is for a retail version of Win 7, it does not apply to the new build, since a change of motherboard is considered by Microsoft to be a different system, requiring a different license.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:42 PM

Thanks for the reply. My version was OEM. So from what you are telling me I need a new OEM version or a retail version that can be used on mutiple systems.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:11 PM

If you can still find the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade 3 pak that would let you use it on three computers.

This one is out of stock but if you have more than one computer and can find one for sale. Otherwise buy the one computer upgrade pack.
Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack/ Home Premium Upgrade - Retail 3 PCs

I would expect the upgrade version to bring your Windows 7 back to running condition at best and at worst Let you do a clean install cheaper then a full retail packages cost would be.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:58 AM

As Roger stated...the Win 7 upgrades are still available.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Premium-Upgrade-Family/dp/B002MV2MG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347803809&sr=8-1&keywords=windows7+family+pack

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