Moving windows from an old pc to a new one

#1
Hello I am looking to build my own computer soon and have an old laptop that is never used. I was wondering if it is possible to take windows off the old laptop and put it onto the new computer. Thanks for any help
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
If it's the copy of Windows that came with the laptop then the answer is no. These are generally OEM licenses and they are not legally transferable. Also if it's Windows 7 or older it will not run on newer hardware since there isn't driver support typically.
 


#3
If it's the copy of Windows that came with the laptop then the answer is no. These are generally OEM licenses and they are not legally transferable. Also if it's Windows 7 or older it will not run on newer hardware since there isn't driver support typically.
and it wouldnt work if i booted the new pc off the drive in my laptop?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#4
No the license is tied to the motherboard.
 


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