Solved Transfering a drive with windows 7 on it Tags: New Build Windows 7 Systems Last response: March 13, 2010 1:40 PM in Systems Share damithagg March 13, 2010 1:22:58 PM Hi I am going to attempt my first build. I have a desktop with win 7 on it can I just transfer my Hard drive to my new pc and have it boot up with windows 7. It was not an OEM version of Win 7 it was an upgrade from oem vista. More about : transfering drive windows Best solution Alvin Smith March 13, 2010 1:34:59 PM nope ... .. As far as I know, you have to call the "validation help line" at MS and convince or prove that you aren't jackin' a copy. They might give you a new code for your copy. It is tied to the mobo ID. = Share Alvin Smith March 13, 2010 1:36:18 PM wait ... what I said was for OEM ... Retail, IDK. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer damithagg March 13, 2010 1:39:54 PM Thanks for the help. I guess I will install everything and call microsoft and tell them I changed out my mobo and processor. Hopefully they will give me a new code. m 0 l damithagg March 13, 2010 1:40:35 PM Best answer selected by damithagg. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !