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Installing Windows 7 on a second computer?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by AnthonyLordi, May 18, 2010.

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  1. AnthonyLordi

    AnthonyLordi Thread Starter

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    I purchased a computer from HP, and it did not come with a disk, I have another computer running Vista and I can't stand it. My buddy has a Win7 Home DVD that I was going to borrow, but I need to know something first.
    Is it possible? Am I able to use the serial from this computer to install it on another in-home computer?
    Help is appreciated, thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. dustyjay

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    No, you are going to need a separate License/Keycode for Windows 7 for each computer. It would be better to purchase a new copy of Windows 7 as a license is going to basically cost the same.
     
  3. AnthonyLordi

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    Okay, thanks for the reply!
     
  4. antech

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    Depends on if the installation was an OEM or Retail one
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    It doesn't matter whether it is OEM or retail.

    The EULA is you insytall ! copy per Serial number

    any additional installs are illegal & will be detected by Microsoft as such
     
  6. dustyjay

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    What dvk01 said,with this added, A retail copy of Win 7, can be transfered to another computer provided that it is completely uninstalled from any other computer first and all materials related (Disc, keycode and COA) must be transfered along with it. An OEM copy of Windows 7 is permenantly married to the system (motherboard) it was originally installed on and therefore must remain with that system exclusively. Once installed, whether you have ever read the EULA or not, you have agreed to the terms of the EULA.
     
  7. antech1

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    Ok guys,just chill out.
     
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    That's because you're supposed to make your own HP Recovery DVDs.
    They will only work in the computer that made the recovery DVDs
     
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