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Upgrade to windows 7 for new build help

  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • New Build
Last response: in Windows 7
December 10, 2012 11:48:22 PM

I am building a new computer and my old one has windows xp on it. can i use the xp sticker on the old one to upgrade to windows 7 ultimate on the new one? if i use the old hard drive?

sorry if this sounds a little derp but i am just learning how all this works.
thanks for the help in advance

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a c 607 $ Windows 7
December 10, 2012 11:52:11 PM

No,because that is an OEM license.

OEM versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail versions except for the following:

- OEM versions do not offer any free Microsoft direct support from Microsoft support personnel

- OEM licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on

- OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

- OEM versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Windows operating system ^
December 11, 2012 1:40:05 AM

perfect. thats what i was looking for thank a lot. this site is great for people helping people even noobs