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January 24, 2010 11:38:18 PM

Hey guys. Im building a new computer. I dont feel like buying a brand new OS. I decided that im going to put my hard drive in my new build and install windows 7 on it. Is this illegal? Could this migration be possible?

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January 25, 2010 1:15:15 AM

Hi, your question isn't clear.

If you have installed Win 7 on your current HDD, and you want install the same disk on your new rig, yes is legal IF THE WIN 7 IS LEGAL, but, bear in mind that you need re-install the windows, 'cause the driver of your current PC al new PC aren't the same.
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January 25, 2010 6:18:08 PM

Clarification required on your intention.
Are you saying that you have XP/Vista on the old drive and an upgrade copy of W7 which you want to use on the new build, using the version on the hdd to upgrade from?
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January 28, 2010 1:26:05 PM

Sorry i didnt make myself clear. What im possibly going to do for my new build is taking off win 7 from my old computer and call microsoft and ask them if i can do the transfer. I know it is possible from what ive heard so it should be a piece of cake;)
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January 28, 2010 1:44:17 PM

You don't need to remove windows 7 before moving the drive. You can transfer the hard drive, then use your disc to reinstall, or use the repair options to leave as is.
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January 28, 2010 7:25:01 PM

It's perfectly within the license terms for you to do this if the you have a retail copy of Windows 7. If it's an OEM license, then it's not transferable between machines.
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January 29, 2010 1:41:18 AM

+1 ^ sminlal
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February 16, 2010 12:02:04 PM

Best answer selected by inforedx.
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