reinstall windows on another computer


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Hi I have a dead laptop with windows 7 installed, can I install it on another computer with the same serial? If not how do I do it without having to buy a new copy of windows 7! Thanks

If the Windows install was an OEM license, the license for the laptop died with the laptop.


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Hi, No I have the discs!


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Microsoft Community Contributor
If it is a retail copy, you can move an install to another system. You will have to call them and go through the automated activation system.

If you have an upgrade version of Windows 7, there may be some more complications regarding that, but I do not know for sure.


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What does it say on the discs, and do you have any other stickers with codes on? On the PC, or anywhere... NOT ME, it's Microsoft being quite picky...

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