reinstall windows on another computer

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  1. maeve1941

    maeve1941 Senior Member

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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
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley New Member

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    If the Windows install was an OEM license, the license for the laptop died with the laptop.
     
  3. maeve1941

    maeve1941 Senior Member

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    Hi, No I have the discs!
     
  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    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.
     
  5. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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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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