Can I install same win 7 64 bit O.S. with product key on a new hard dr
My crappy 80 GB sata Hard drive with my operating system, windows 7 Pro 64 bit, is failing and I just bought a western Digital 250GB sata and want to use my win 7 disc with the same product key and install it onto the new one. Can I use the same activation key that I already used once? If I can use the same product key, do I have to contact Microsoft at some point during the installation and then activation? Thank you for all responses.
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Is an OEM copy or retail?
You can find more information in regards to the different versions of Windows 7 HERE.
If it's OEM, yes because you didn't change the motherboard.
Doesn't matter if it's OEM or not. If you just replace the hard drive, you can re-install and use the same license(key).