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Windows 7 and Emachines

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Origination, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. Origination

    Origination Thread Starter

    Dec 29, 2008
    I bought an emachines computer a while back (bad idea lol). When I bought it, it already had windows 7 installed onto it. I got no pre packaged windows 7 key and disc or anything like that.

    Anyways, now I am now looking to build my own PC. I was wondering if it is possible to switch windows 7 from my emachines onto a new pc? What I really am asking is when you buy an emachines with windows 7 already installed on it, is it like you own your own copy of windows 7 that you can put on other computers, or is it a locked version that can only be used on this one specific hard drive?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Megabite


    Apr 5, 2008
    It can only be used with the PC it came with
  3. motarola2


    Apr 23, 2007
    Legally you can only use it on the computer it came with.
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