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Trying to figure out if I can transfer my laptop's Windows 7 to a new PC.

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January 1, 2014 5:06:49 PM

So a few years ago I purchased an Asus UL30VT laptop. It came with Windows 7 installed, but I was left with the what appears to be the OS Install file (3GB labeled WINDOWS.7.HOME.PREMIUM.RETAIL.ENGLISH.RTM.X64) as well as the drivers for the various other components of the laptop.

My question is: Is there a way to tell if I can use that OS again on a new PC I'm building, or will I have to wait and try it out? I assume the fact that the OS came loaded on the laptop means it's OEM and non-transferrable.

I'm about a month away from finalizing my purchases and am just trying to figure out if I need to budget another $90 for a new OS or not.

Thanks for any input and if you need any further info just let me know!

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a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
a b Ĉ ASUS
January 1, 2014 5:23:49 PM

If the copy of Windows 7 is OEM then it is supposed to be locked to that system(system means motherboard in this case).

You should buy another copy for legal reasons.
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January 1, 2014 5:25:13 PM

Okay that's what I figured, but thought I'd check.

Thanks for the quick response!
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a b D Laptop
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January 1, 2014 8:10:08 PM

Any time.
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