I have looked around and seen similar questions, but not exactly the same as mine. I am sorry if I am repeating something that has been answered, but I couldn't find it.
I have installed Windows 7 with upgrade media and activated with the supplied key. Unfortunately, this computer will not last much longer, and I will be replacing soon. Is it possible for me to deactivate my product key so I can install it on my replacement, or am I just out of a lot of money?
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I did a clean install without XP with an Upgrade, even tho i have my XP key ready. I still don't understand why there is 2 exact same copy's of win7 for 2 different prices. and they both install the exact same way. its still outrageous for windows to be SO expensive especially after there vista mess ups. they should of made it cheaper as an apology for the Vista nonsense.
You can re-activate you product key with an OEM version. For example if your Mobo fries, all you have to do is call Microsoft and explain what happened. They will give you a new product key to re-activate you copy.