Deactivate before reinstall? Tags: CPUs Windows 7 Hard Drives Last response: November 8, 2010 8:49 PM in CPUs Share kingneptune117 November 8, 2010 7:48:28 PM Hello everyone, I know this is in the wrong forum, but I need a quick answer so please forgive me! I currently have windows 7 installed on my current hard drive. I just purchased a new hard drive. I would like to install my windows 7 on it, but windows 7 can only be on 1 computer at a time. Before installing W7 on my new hard drive, do I need to somehow deactivate windows 7 on my current hard drive? Thanks, and again, sorry but I am in a big hurry. More about : deactivate reinstall sturm November 8, 2010 8:11:16 PM remove original drive. Install new drive. Install windows 7 Activate. Call Microsoft if needed. If its been more than 3 months you shouldn't have to. Install old drive copy over data. m 0 l hellwig a b à CPUs November 8, 2010 8:49:10 PM There is no deactivation process, so sturm's advice is really your only option. Once you get your data off the old drive, you probably want to format it anyway (and thus, no second copy that could lead to problems). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Do I need to Deactivate onboard graphics before installing new cards? Forum SolvedIs it better to reinstall Win 7 on my laptop before or after changing its battery? Forum SolvedCompletely clear my HDD and SSD before Windows reinstall? Forum SolvedWindows 7 freeze before/after reinstall Forum Several BSOD before and after W7 clean reinstall. Forum Before I reformat my HD and reinstall Windows? (AMD overdrive problem) Forum SolvedPoint of backing up game before reinstalling windows? Forum Cannot complete booting XP Pro - before or after XP reinstall Forum SolvedIs it necessary to separate a CPU from the fan before reinstalling? Forum I reinstalled windows, but my C: drive still thinks there is as much data as before one it. Forum CoreTemp freezes my new system? Worked before, reinstalled Windows 8, doesn't open, crashes system. Forum Windows 7 Problems before and after reinstallation Forum Reinstalling 7 on a year old computer that I built - what to do before Forum Problems recovering data before reinstalling windows 7. Forum Need to recover files before reinstalling Win 7 Forum How to save hard drive before reinstalling WinXP? Forum How can I save my e-mail before reinstalling Forum How many programs before reinstalling? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !