Transferring Windows from one computer to another

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Rubes, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Rubes

    Rubes New Member

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    I'm in the process of building a new PC and I need to know if I can could uninstall windows on my laptop and use the same Product ID and use it on my new laptop. I don't care for keeping any of my old files. Just need to know if I need to buy a new copy of Windows.
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Windows on a laptop invariably comes pre-installed so is likely to be an OEM installation associated with that laptop only. IN addition to that it will be pre-configured with all the drivers etc for that make and model. It is not transferable to another laptop.
     

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