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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Retail Box Upgrade 32&64 Bit ???

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Last response: in Windows 7
December 7, 2013 11:57:15 AM

I have Windows 7x64 Home Premium OEM right now. If I were to buy the above retail pkg. would I have a full retail license that I can use on more than one machine?

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a b $ Windows 7
December 7, 2013 12:15:46 PM

If the genuine copy you have now is being put out of use in one machine and installed in another, it should activate as a legitimate system. You can only use it in one machine at any time but if you buy the upgrade package to use on another system, you will be within the rules.
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December 7, 2013 12:23:49 PM

Saga Lout said:
If the genuine copy you have now is being put out of use in one machine and installed in another, it should activate as a legitimate system. You can only use it in one machine at any time but if you buy the upgrade package to use on another system, you will be within the rules.


Thanks for the reply. Yes, I believe we are talking the same thing. I want to use the copy of Win7x64 (OEM) that I have now on other machines as I build them. But I don't want to have to keep buying new OEM copies of Win7 as I do it. I was trying to find the least expensive way of converting my existing copy of Win7 (OEM) to a full license w/o purchasing yet another $200 retail Win7 pkg. I saw the retail upgrade offered at $149. Is that what the upgrade is intended to be used for?

I am aware that I will have to wipe it from PC (A) before I install/activate it on PC (B).
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December 8, 2013 12:20:39 AM

If I understand you correctly, you wlil need to Change Product Key in Control Panel>System>General tab before the Activation period expires. You need to be quick before your other machine with the same PID gets accused of being non-genuine.
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