Windows 7 Help????

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by beanie92, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. beanie92

    beanie92 Member

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    ohk this might sound dumb,

    but my mate has an oem version of windows 7 on his pc but his hard drive has failed and i was just wondering
    if it can be wiped of the broke drive then installed onto a new drive with same product key?


    thanks
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Shouldn't be a problem.
    Replacing a crashed hard drive would not constitute changing the OEM product substantially enough as to void the OEM license, and......
    I don't suspect that you are the only person ever to have performed this task.
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I think the problem comes when you try changing out the MB.
    Joe
     
  4. beanie92

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    so i can still use the old product key on a new drive in the same pc,
     
  5. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Yes, at the very worst you may find you need to phone MS to validate but even that is unlikely.
     
  6. beanie92

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    -edit thanks for all your help it worked perfectly
     
    #6 beanie92, Mar 14, 2014
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