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When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter?

I bought Windows 7 Home Basic on 11-12-2009 and installed on my HP TX1000 tablet laptop.

Today it crashed, I have another Acer Atom laptop I want to shift it (the license) to this.

How can I do this?

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Install on the new laptop and activate. If the activation fails, contact Microsoft at the phone number that will be displayed and explain the situation.

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+1 As long as you have a full retail copy of Win7 then this is exactly what you do, and I have done it myself when I've upgraded. As DaveM says you may have to phone a number but I believe that the majority of that call is leading up to the question "How many machines is this installed on?" which should only ever be 1 for a single user copy of Win7. I'd format the old machine to make sure you don't have any licensing issues. –  Mokubai May 19 '10 at 14:25
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