deactivate & move Win7 NFR to another PC

May 13, 2011 at 10:54:44
Specs: windows 7
can I deactivate win7 nfr version (not for resale) to move it to another machine?

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#1
May 13, 2011 at 12:50:15
There should be a thing called a EULA or some other form of agreement that came with it. Only that and the help of a mad scientist could determine the legal way to do that.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/ne...

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
May 13, 2011 at 16:04:42
What is a not for resale version? Did you get that from someone at Microsoft?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...

If the version of Windows came pre-installed (bundled) on an OEM computer with no disks then that is an SLP license that is keyed to that hardware.


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#3
May 13, 2011 at 16:10:59
If NFR works the same as OEM, then the OS is tied to one machine only. But I'm unfamiliar with the term.

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#4
May 13, 2011 at 17:21:07
From a technical standpoint, an OEM version of Windows 7 is roughly identical to a Full version of Windows 7. The discs are available in 32-bit or 64-bit versions, for all of the mainstream Windows 7 versions. However, these discs are only supposed to be used to clean install the operating system, and once that OS is installed and activated on a particular PC, it cannot be deactivated and moved to a new PC. The OEM is required to provide Windows 7 support to the user that buys the PC on which it is installed. The OEM must also stick the included Certificate of Authenticity (included with the OEM Windows 7 packaging) somewhere visible on the PC they are selling to an end user.


I have heard but not seen it that MS has allowed people to move the installs but at one time they were sticking to this one dvd one cpu deal.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
May 14, 2011 at 09:47:54
NFR (Not For Resale) software is given to resale professionals to get familiar
with thier products. So they can be informed about thier software.
NFR products are not for the public, and may not be sold.

I do not not think its the same as OEM, but maybe so.

I hope this helps with NFR.


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#6
May 14, 2011 at 15:42:57
karlkay, that is what I thought the version might be.

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#7
May 16, 2011 at 12:59:45
i actually rang microsoft that i wanted to change my pc on which i had win vista installed.
they gave me another key to install on the new computer,but they also "killed" my old key.
win vista was bought by me at pcworld it was NOT oem

hope that helps.


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#8
May 16, 2011 at 13:03:44
Interesting. I take it they didn't elaborate on what kind of license was attached to your nfr?

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#9
May 16, 2011 at 13:26:08
all they asked me was give them the old key so that they could issue me with a new one

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#10
May 16, 2011 at 13:33:12
The old key for Windows 7? And they deactivated your Vista key too?

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#11
May 16, 2011 at 13:55:37
NO i did not mention win 7 in my postings only vista

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#12
May 16, 2011 at 15:30:30
Did MS have access to your computer online? If so, they may have also deactivated the key for the nfs version of Windows 7.

Then use SIW to get the installation key for the nfs version of Windows 7 and copy it down. You may be able to still use that copy.

I am curious about this. Why don't you download SIW free version and use it to get any install keys for your programs. Write them down. I am curious if there is even an install key for the nfs version. Get SIW at the link below. Very useful program to have too.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...


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#13
May 16, 2011 at 21:24:12
Thanks for all the replys!!

Ok, the NFR version loads exactly like a retail version, I had to put in the serial number and I did activate it like normal. BTW, I have the original CD and packaging, which has the serial number.

Othehill, I did run SIW, and did noy see the serial # there, but here is a
"slice" of the report, please not the last line:

Property Value
Name Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1
Features Terminal Services in Remote Admin Mode, Media Center Edition, Multiprocessor Free
SKU Ultimate Edition
Activation Status Activated
Checked Build No
UAC Enabled Yes
PAE Enabled No
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
System Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Kernel Version 6.1.7601.17514
Security 256 bits
Product Name Windows 7 Ultimate
Build Lab 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850

License Status Licensed (Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel)


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#14
May 16, 2011 at 22:34:29
SIW has gone under some changes recently. Perhaps the free version doesn't have all the modules anymore. Expand the software listings and there should be a catagory marked "Licenses". Should give license keys to all software that have them.

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#15
May 17, 2011 at 14:28:02
Othehill, I missed "Licenses" in the list. All the numbers are there, including Win 7.
I think I will just try to install the NFR in my newer laptop and see what happens.

Karl


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#16
May 17, 2011 at 15:19:29
That is what I was thinking too.

Save the others too, you never know when you may need them.


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