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I bought a copy of win 7 pro and put it on my old computer, which couldnt handle it so i just bought a new computer.

Can i install the same windows 7 on the new computer i just bought and then format the old computer so i'm not violating the windows 1 per computer thing?

It just seems a tad harsh for me to have dropped a pile of money for windows, had it installed for 4 days on my old rig which didnt run it well, and not beable to install it on the new rig i just bought.
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I think so.

The Microsoft Eula had a thing whereby you could install all software twice, one for a main system, and the other for a portable one. Of course it cant actually tell the difference.

That was a few years ago though, might have changed with 7.
     
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thanks. anyone else?
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post #4 of 5
If this is in fact the circumstance and you will just be using it on the one computer, I see no issue. The worst thing you would have to do is call Microsoft and get an activation code.
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Depends, is it an OEM copy or Retail copy?

OEM is "locked" to the original motherboard it is installed on per the EULA.

Retail can be installed on more than one computer, but only active on one at a time.

If it is OEM and you did not activate it, you can use it on another system, since MS will not see that key as having been used yet. If you activated it, you need a new copy of windows (regardless of what anybody says here)
See the link in my sig for more info about OEM.
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