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transferring win 7 from one computer to another

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#1 afterdark


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

hi guys, question: if I move an OEM windows 7 to another computer (with a program like windows 7 system preparation tool and I believe that can be done) I understand I may lose windows activation. What I would like to know is if I do, could it be restored (activation) using a program such as "advanced tokens manager". Thanks

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:38 AM

Hi -
I hope this "full" explanation from Microsoft answers all your questions -

OEM versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail versions except for the following:

- OEM versions do not offer any free Microsoft direct support from Microsoft support personnel

- OEM licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on

- OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

- OEM versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Windows operating system

Sorry if this is not what you wanted to hear -

Basically - You need to purchase a Retail Version for the other computer - - - - - - - - - - - -

#3 afterdark

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:58 AM

Ok I see, I must have misunderstood what one could do with system prep, thank you for your response

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