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I bought a HP laptop with Vista Home Premium on it. I was entitled to the Windows 7 upgrade so I sent away for it. I sold my HP laptop and I just received the Windows 7 Upgrade DVD from HP. Can I use the Windows 7 Upgrade DVD (or key that came with it) to install Windows 7 on a NON HP computer?

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marked as duplicate by Sathya Sep 26 '11 at 11:02

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It's possible/probable that you CAN, but it is also likely a violation of the OEM license agreement.

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Yes you can. Now it is a OEM copy. BUT it should work just fine. yet IF you only have a upgrade key then you might have a problem. i would look up something called windows 7 loader. it might help your situation. by the way i have a hp oem windows 7 64 installed on my dell. so have fun!!

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