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Solved: New computer build work with old build's Windows 7 Disc?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by vette8182, Jul 5, 2011.

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  1. vette8182

    vette8182 Thread Starter

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    My current system was upgraded to windows 7 32bit from vista 32bit (I bought the windows 7 home premium upgrade disc when it was first released). I am going to build a complete new system. Can I install windows 7 64bit from the same windows 7 disc? Or do I have to buy a new windows 7 disc? Is there a way around buying a whole new disc?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    It won't activate and you will end up in Safe Mode permanently. One machne = one license. You need to buy another full version. But you can do it if you don't use 7 on the old machine. You will just have to activate by phone and explain. Then if you go online with both, one will deactivate and go to Safe Mode.
     
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