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Post by S7 mrmiller on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:48 am

I have a POS e-machines computer that is not working. Itís only about 2 years old, with Windows 7 on it. My question is, can I build a new PC and use that Windows license, and if so how would I get it installed?

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Re: Windows Question

Post by S7 DROOPY on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:06 am

I've got a win 7 oem install disk and u should still have the license code, but I'm not sure if you have to contact Microsoft and say the harddrive died and you have to reinstall it or something like that, to reuse the license key

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Re: Windows Question

Post by DeadSockPuppet on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:11 pm

I think the big thing is that if MS tried to come after you you should be fine as long as the license is only being used on one computer and you didn't sell it for a profit or anything.

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Re: Windows Question

Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:52 pm

my brother did the same thing with one of his PC a bit back

called microsoft and told them what was up and all they said is it will be fine as long as only 1 computer is using the key... aka we formatted the other hdd

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Re: Windows Question

Post by Atrum on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:26 pm

S7 mrmiller wrote:I have a POS e-machines computer that is not working. Itís only about 2 years old, with Windows 7 on it. My question is, can I build a new PC and use that Windows license, and if so how would I get it installed?

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All standard Windows Licenses can be installed as many times as you want. After the 2nd time you will have to call MS customer support. They will ask why you're installing it again, you can just say anything like you had a virus, hard drive died, etc and they will reactivate it. Virus is the easiest one to say.

For installing it the .iso files for windows are everywhere. I have literally every edition so if you can't find it I can host it somewhere for you to grab. Just make sure you get the correct version for your license.


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Re: Windows Question

Post by DerangeMaverick on Tue May 01, 2012 12:20 pm

or you can get it from demonoid.

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Re: Windows Question

Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Wed May 02, 2012 9:56 am

AtrumX wrote:
S7 mrmiller wrote:I have a POS e-machines computer that is not working. Itís only about 2 years old, with Windows 7 on it. My question is, can I build a new PC and use that Windows license, and if so how would I get it installed?

~mrmiller

All standard Windows Liscenses can be installed as many times as you want. After the 2nd time you will have to call MS customer support. They will ask why you're installing it again, you can just say anything like you had a virus, hard drive died, etc and they will reactivate it. Virus is the easiest one to say.

For installing it the .iso files for windows are everywhere. I have literally every edition so if you can't find it I can host it somewhere for you to grab. Just make sure you get the correct version for your liscense.

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Although it puzzles me why he spelled license as "Liscense" everytime Rolling Eyes
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Re: Windows Question

Post by Atrum on Fri May 04, 2012 12:05 pm

I've swayed a few friends to install Linux Mint and they all love it. Once you get the hang of the OS it's a breeze installing everything.

PS: No idea what you're talking about with license spelling.

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