Swapping windows 7 product keys on sticker

February 2, 2010 at 14:45:14
Specs: windows 7, 1gb

Ok in my business I ordered about 45 PCs with
Windows 7 home premium. I'm using them to ghost
on them windows xp pro, seeing as how the system I
use here isn't supported by 7 yet. I was wondering if I
am able to use one of the product keys on the stickers
that came with the pc on another PC since they won't
be used with windows 7

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#1
February 2, 2010 at 15:26:04

If I understand you correctly, I can tell you that a Windows 7 Product Key will not be valid for any other version of Windows.

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#2
February 2, 2010 at 15:30:41

You should have asked here BEFORE buying 45 computers. If you had ordered those 45 computers with a better version of Windows 7 you would be eligible to run WinXP virtual mode for free.

"You are not eligible to download Windows XP Mode. You must have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate to run Windows XP Mode. To upgrade visit Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade".

Look at the link below to learn more about Windows virtual mode.

http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Vi...

Did you buy those computers retail?


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#3
February 2, 2010 at 17:41:01

Sorry I didn't mean to use the code on win xp. I meant since I
won't use those PCs with the windows 7 it came with, can I
use the keys on the stickers to install windows 7 on another
PC?

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#4
February 2, 2010 at 18:09:31

The keys on those new computers are keyed to that computer.

Do you understand response #2?


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#5
February 3, 2010 at 06:05:48

if each individual computer has not yet had win 7 activated, then you should be able to use the key on another computer.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
February 3, 2010 at 06:14:54

princecorum

If these computers are branded OEM computers that came with Windows 7 pre-installed then they don't require activation. Look at the links below for more on this topic.

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System...


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