Is windows 7 transferable to a new build?

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Is windows 7 transferable to a new build?

Postposted on Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:34 pm

Is Windows 7 OEM or retail transferable to a completely new/different build.
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Re: Is windows 7 transferable to a new build?

Postposted on Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:39 pm

I believe with Windows 7 OEM you can only upgrade the cpu. If you upgrade the mobo M$ might not allow activation on the new motherboard. But I could be wrong.
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Re: Is windows 7 transferable to a new build?

Postposted on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:05 pm

retail, yes but you need to decommission the previous.

OEM needs to stay with the build.

I've had to re-establish after major changes, and never had any resistance.

As long as it isn't more than one box at a time, they don't give you a hard time. :wink:

of course, I don't describe it as a replacement build, just replacement parts, so that might help. :D
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Re: Is windows 7 transferable to a new build?

Postposted on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:24 pm

According to the letter of the EULA they won't allow you to replace the motherboard, however, it has been my experience that you can usually transfer an OEM license to another computer via phone activation.
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