Windows 7 OEM and a Vista laptop

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by jsabol, May 20, 2012.

  1. jsabol

    jsabol New Member

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    Hello,
    I have a windows 7 oem disk that I purchased and installed on a new desktop I built. I have a laptop that is running Vista and it has come time for it to go. I want to install Win7 64 on the laptop but would like to know if there is a way to use the Win7 disk I already have. I don't care if I have to do an upgrade or clean install on the laptop, whatever it takes to get Vista off. Any thoughts????
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Short answer, No.
    Has to do with the EULA associated with the media more so than the actual physical media itself. An OEM license (COA / Product Key) is specific to and for what it is installed on and is non-transferable.
    Legally you will need a retail upgrade or retail full version license (COA / Product Key) to achieve your goal.
    Regards
    Randy
     

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