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Can Acer Window 7 OS be used on a Desk Top ?


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#1 Jove

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

Sometime in the past I happen to download a a windows 7 from on line to be installed on an acer,

 

I still have it an have a need to start up a Desk Top, . .  Can it be done ?


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

The only way to know if it's physically possible would be to try. If it's a recovery disc, then it's likely to only work with the system it is intended to go onto. It will expect to find the Acer laptop hardware, and if it doesn't, may refuse to install, or install the drivers etc for the Acer, and Windows may not be able to boot.

 

As far as being a legitimate Windows installation goes, since it's specifically for an Acer, it will almost certainly be an OEM version of Windows, which means it is only licensed for the original system it's intended for, and can only legitimately be used on that system.

 

With that said, if the system you're loading it onto has a COA certificate showing a matching license, and it loaded onto the system and worked OK, then in practice as far as licensing goes it's a moot point where the installation actually came from...


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:06 PM

Thanks, . . I think I'll forget this one, . .

 

Appreciate your time and efforts


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