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Switching windows licenses during windows upgrade

I have a PC with a valid Windows 7 (box installation) license. On this PC, I have a virtualbox with a non-valid windows 7 license. I installed this for testing, but since I am going "productive" now, ...
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How to license P2V OEM Windows 7 with a retail license with VMware Fusion? [duplicate]

A friend of mine did a P2V of his Acer physical Windows 7 Home Premium to run on his Mac using VMware Fusion. Now the VM complains it is not properly licensed. Microsoft is directing him to Acer, and ...
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1answer
21 views

Windows license for instance run both on HW and in VM?

I've been trying to figure out what license I need for Windows7 in order to run the same instance both on HW and in a VM. Apparently it's not an OEM license ;) NB Yes, I'm installing Windows just ...
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0answers
94 views

Linux to clone Windows 7 disk with Boot, System, Recovery and HP Tools partitions to larger drive

I am trying to clone a smaller windows 7 disk to a newer faster SSD Hybrid with more space while retaining the HP Recovery partitions (I'm assuming they offer value). I see the first is a otherwise ...
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1answer
101 views

My Windows 7 is not genuine [closed]

I have installed Windows 7 a week ago. Now when I open my laptop and enter the password of my account, a message shows up says "Windows is not genuine" and it asks me if I want to "Get genuine now". ...
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0answers
80 views

Is a Windows 7 license key country specific?

I am specifically interested in Retail versions of the OS. I have read this question and this question on the site, but they are both quite old, so I was wondering if anything had changed in the ...
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2answers
190 views

How to make sure that installed Windows 7 OS is genuine, when buying used laptop?

Soon I am going to buy a used laptop computer. I am checking advertisements, and some of the sellers promise a genuine copy of Windows 7 OS installed on the system. On a couple of occasions I have ...
0
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2answers
88 views

Remotely discover if Windows is OEM or Volume license

Previous tech did not document installs and now we are left with the question: Which machines have OEM or Volume license on them? Many of the machines have OEM keys available but were installed ...
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2answers
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Microsoft Windows license - using Windows Upgrade License for downgrade [duplicate]

At the moment I'm using an old laptop that previously had Windows Vista OEM. I upgraded it to Win7HP using Upgrade Box bought at local retailer. Now I want to buy myself a new laptop, but the one I ...
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4answers
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Moving the Windows 7 Pro OEM image to computer with the same hardware

We bought 8 clean computers (even without HDD) with the same hardware and bought eight Windows 7 Pro OEM disks. Now I prepare one Win7 installation without activation but with all required programs, ...
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1answer
51 views

Getting Windows 7 onto a device

We are a small company that make a data logging device plus a desktop application that accesses and analyses the data. The device contains a miniITX atom board and the software is Windows 7 ...
0
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1answer
140 views

Microsoft Windows 7 license transfers

If i have an old computer that was windows 7 home edition and my friend downloaded windows 7 premium edition can i use the old license key for windows 7 home edition on another laptop after ...
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3answers
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SPSS version 22 ERROR: attempt to connect to a remote server failed

If anyone can help, I'm at my wits end here and my class starts Monday. I have installed SPSS statistics 22 on my Win7 Home 64-bit SP 1 and it will not run. I am on an HP Pavilion dv7 with tons of ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 product key, which is the valid one - in registry or on a sticker?

I am not too familiar with the software licensing and how this all works, but I have a question regarding Windows 7 and partially Office - generally Microsoft products. I have been asked to assist our ...
3
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1answer
422 views

What happens after you leave Windows 7 inactivated? [duplicate]

It seems that there is a sequence of events that happens when you leave Windows 7 inactivated. First, you get tooltips in the tray that say "This copy of Windows is not genuine, click here to activate ...
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0answers
50 views

windows/office licenses after image capture

I am trying to create non sysprepped recovery images for individual laptops. Will the Windows and Office activation be retained after reapplying the image? The purpose of it is to spend as little ...
0
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1answer
311 views

Uninstalled office version asks for activation

I have a computer that had Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 trial installed. The trial was supposed to end in two days, so I purchased a Microsoft Office Professional 2010 license (don't ask my ...
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2answers
360 views

How to hide windows 7 license information

Can I hide Windows 7 Enterprise license information from my screen? Screenshot:
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1answer
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Where are Windows 7 activation file stored?

Where are the activation file stored? Eg when you enter your Serial number, and then activate via the internet or phone, where are the resulting file stored? The reason im asking this question, is ...
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1answer
3k views

How do I transfer Excel from one computer to another w/o installation CD?

I have Microsoft Excel 2010 on an old computer, and want to transfer it over to a new one, but I don't have the installation CD. I'm on Windows 7 32 bit. I found the exe in Program Files > Microsoft ...
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1answer
1k views

On Toshiba Satellite L650, is it possible to move from a 32 bit to a 64 bit using recovery media creator?

Purchased a Toshiba satellite L650 sometime in November 2009. It came with 4 GB RAM (not enough key bounce while I posted first, oops :-( ), 284 GB HDD, DVD drive and 2 USB ports, 1 sATA/USB port and ...
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1answer
574 views

Changing Windows language from Spanish to English in a Windows 7 Professionals 64bit is a violation of EULA? [duplicate]

And if so, why? Could you put some reference? Here you can see some debate about this question. But I want know per sure, so would be nice if some expert in this matter said something.
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1answer
424 views

Does a full retail Windows 8 license grant me the right to install Windows 7 instead?

If I buy a full retail Windows 8 license am I granted the right to install a down-level version of Windows, specifically Windows 7, instead? Just to be clear: I buy a full retail Windows 8 license - ...
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1answer
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Does the license allow me to run Windows 7 in a virtual machine and on the host? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Windows 7 licensing work for running the OS as Virtual Machines? To sum things up: I have bought Windows 7 Professional (OEM license) It's installed on my ...
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2answers
69 views

Restore Windows 7 Upgraded Computer

I have a laptop that came with Windows Vista and I purchased an upgrade to Windows 7. I upgraded the computer to Windows 7. Now I am selling my laptop and would like to restore the laptop to Windows 7 ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 Rollback basic to professional upgrade

I recently got a notebook that came with a Windows 7 Basic version pre-installed, and inside the notebook box came a windows 7 professional box. I installed this professional one over the basic one, ...
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2answers
709 views

Transfer Windows 7 OEM license before booting new laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I don't need Windows ...
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2answers
1k views

How to reinstall Windows 7 without media after hard-drive changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I have had a new hard drive installed on my Toshiba c660 satellite laptop, but I have no windows. It ...
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2answers
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If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8, can I reuse my Windows 7 “full” license key on another partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens to the Windows 7 key when upgrading to Windows 8? I would like to upgrade my Windows 7 PC to Windows 8. I currently have an academic license key for Windows ...
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1answer
423 views

Does VirtualBox takes up a Windows license key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Windows 7 licensing work for running the OS as Virtual Machines? I have Windows 7, 3 cd-keys. I use one on this PC, but i want to have a win7 virtual machine in ...
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3answers
632 views

Upgrading to Windows 8 and keeping Windows 7

If I pay the $39.99 for the upgrade from Windows 7, will I still be able to use my Windows 7 license on another PC? I know it probably isn't supposed to work, but does anyone know for sure?
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3answers
3k views

Is it possible to use Windows 7 64-bit key on 32bit simultaneously?

I have my laptop which got Windows 7 64-bit OS. For development purposes I have installed Windows 7 32bit on VirtualBox on same laptop. Is it possible to use same key for 32-bit OS on VirtualBox ...
3
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2answers
121 views

Is there a way to purchase an Office License that'll work for X number of machines?

A little question really regarding Office Licenses - is there a way to purchase an Office License giving you access to X number of machines on that license - so that when you install Office you aren't ...
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0answers
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Can I transfer a Win7 upgrade if the upgraded OS was retail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I have new system ...
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3answers
7k views

Can I change Windows keys and downgrade to a different version?

I installed Windows 7 but the licence key apparently is wrong. I installed from a downloaded ISO which, I guess, installed the highest version of Windows 7 (Ultimate) with a pirated key when I ...
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5answers
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Making a cracked or activated windows uncracked

I have a PC which has windows 7 license but I installed windows from an image I downloaded and it is already activated. For validating genuine Microsoft, I need to enter my own product key but the ...
2
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1answer
304 views

Will upgrading to Windows 7 Professional from Home Premium remove Media Center?

My computer came with a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. If I upgrade it to Windows 7 Professional, what will happen to Media Center? Will it be deleted because it's not available in Professional, or ...
3
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1answer
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Is there a way to establish what version a Windows 7 product key is?

I have a Windows 7 product key that I foolishly did not label. Rather than downloading and creating disks for however many different ISOs exist (Basic, Pro, Ultimate, 32-bit/64-bit, upgrade, full ...
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0answers
447 views

Re-clone a Oracle Virtualbox machine but to keep Windows 7 license?

My linked-clone machine is down for now and I need to re-clone it from the original machine. The problem is that I have use a Windows 7 license key on this machine, ie. if I delete it and clone the ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to retain Windows licence after changing motherboard

In case i want to change the motherboard of my computer without formatting harddisk, Currently there is windows7 is installed, then Is it possible to retain the same licence earlier i had, or i will ...
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1answer
1k views

Dual boot Linux / Windows 7 + Window 7 virtual machine under Linux + licensing

Is it legal to use single Windows 7 (home basic) license to install windows on host AND on virtual machine running under Linux on the same host? It will be physically different installations ...
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1answer
320 views

What is the difference between Re-installing Microsoft Office on the same computer again vs. another PC?

Reinstalling my OS. Will I have any trouble reinstalling Office 2010 with the same key on the same PC? Is there a difference between installing it on a second PC vs. what I am doing? (does ...
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2answers
1k views

Install Windows 7 twice (dual boot) - licensing issues? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my Windows 7 license in a dual-boot configuration? Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Home Premium?

How can I downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Home Premium without reinstalling Windows? I want to use a Home Premium key and uninstall the Ultimate features. How can I do this?
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1answer
310 views

Transfer Windows 7 64-bit system builder to VirtualBox instance on same machine

Let's suppose I purchase a Windows 7 64-bit system builder license for a particular machine. Sometime next year (or the year after that) when Windows 8 comes out, I'd like to install it on the same ...
3
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2answers
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What is a preactivated version of Windows 7 (Ultimate)?

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium installed. And I'm considering an online upgrade purchase of Windows 7 Ultimate. The site's description of the product reads: "Microsoft ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 Professional Student Version

I have a version of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional which I obtained from MSDN Academic Alliance. I wish to install it, but the following section in the MSDNAA EULA somewhat concerns me: MSDNAA ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses?

We get a lot of questions on Super User about Windows activation and licensing. This question is an attempt to answer the most common questions in one place with a canonical answer. When ...
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4answers
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Does a license of Windows 7 Pro (PT) of MSDN-AA work on Windows 7 Pro (EN)?

Does a license key for Windows 7 Pro (PT-PT) from MSDN-AA work on Windows 7 Pro (EN)? Is this valid and legal? Or do I need to use it in PT-PT? This is legal and downloaded from MSDN-AA program. As ...
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3answers
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Where I can I legally download Windows 7 installation .ISO files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? Disclaimer: I'm primarily a Linux/Unix person, so all this Windows licensing stuff is new to me. Where I can I ...