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Windows on new pc with old hdd.

  • Hard Drives
  • Windows Vista
Last response: in Windows Vista
June 20, 2012 5:58:12 PM

Hi i recently bought new CPU and a motherboard. I have an old Hp pavilion that i got 5 years ago. I will be using my old hdd from the Pavilion and i have Windows Vista pre-installed on it. How can i get my old windows to work on my new build. I have a recovery partition on that hdd. Should i make recovery discs and try to install windows from these or do i have to buy new windows?

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June 20, 2012 9:42:30 PM

You will need to purchase windows 7 , because the hp license is OEM and can't be used again.Sorry
June 22, 2012 11:41:24 AM

ya thats what i expected :( ( another 3 months of money collecting :/  oh well thanks guys im happy to try linux :D