Formatting Win7 machine (upgraded from Vista) - Licensing?
Around 8 months i inherited a Windows 7 professional machine from a friend who replaced his system. He originally brought the system from dell with Vista Business installed. When windows 7 came out he decided to upgrade the OS and obtained a MAC code from Microsoft to do so.
The time has come for a clean out and reformat. If i format the machine and install visa business as the OS then insert a Win 7 disk and upgrade using the previous mac code will i have any issues with regards to licensing/activation? Would i be able to skip the vista business step?
Thanking in advanced,
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Why would you need to install vista first? Was the Win-7 an upgrade?
Either way, Windows shouldn't nag on you if it detects the same motherboard.
Yeah it was an upgrade from Vista Business. So i should be ok to do that? Does it use mac address of the mobo then?
just do a fresh install and format and install win7 and yah you shouldnt have any activation problems.