Windows 7 home premium product key UK Tags: Windows 7 Hard Drives Windows Vista Last response: February 17, 2013 1:16 PM in Windows 7 Share Capex53 February 17, 2013 10:59:24 AM Hello, I have 2 laptops. One ran Vista and teh hard drive crashed - the other was also dead. I transfered the hard drive and its running Windows 7 starterbut it will expire in 2 days as its a OEM version. Any ideas what I can do ? More about : windows home premium product key mi1ez a b $ Windows 7 February 17, 2013 12:02:14 PM activate windows and select over the phone, give microsoft a call and tell them what happened and hope they're lenient! RetiredChief a b $ Windows 7 February 17, 2013 1:16:26 PM Even if you transfered Win 7 Starter, You would really need to Upgrade it. If not upgraded, Visata (with all updates) would probably be a better option than win 7 starter. Use a copy of vista to re-install vista on the HDD from the "dead" Laptop. DO not enter the Key during the Installation. After the Installation is completed, then Enter the key and activate. If you can afford it, then buy a copy of Windows 7 premium and Upgrade the Vista. Better yet You can do this straight out, buy an Upgrade windws 7 copy and use it to do a "Clean" Install. This is Legal as you own the qualifing OS - It Does NOT have to be Installed. See: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos/how_use_your_wi... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWindows7 home premium with mynold product key ForumWin 7 home premium product key free ForumWindows 7 Home Premium OEM ForumI have windows 7 product key but no disk! ForumCan i reinstall windows vista using product key on sticker ? ForumHow can i get the product key for my windows vista home premium disk i lost the ForumMy pc was alredy upgraded to windows 7 home premium to professional ForumWindows 7 Home Premium for Refurbished PCs disk on a new computer? ForumWindows 7 ultimate product key free download ForumReinstalling Windows 7 Home Premium ForumWindows 7 Retail Disk & OEM Product Key ForumKey for windows 7 home premium ForumI had windows 7 prem. then some one put in windows 7 home without a product key Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumHow to instll fresh Windows 7 to SSD ForumComputer blue screens on start up windows 7 ForumSony vaio laptop webcam driver free download for windows 7 ForumHp pavilion g6 drivers for windows 7 32bit ForumDownload sound device for windows 7 ForumCopying windows 7 More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !