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*help* Confused...Will this work? (New system, old key??)

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So my scenario is as follows:

I currently have an old system (Q6600, p5q, etc.) in which I bought a windows 7 upgrade and installed cleanly using one of the guides.

Now I'm building a HTPC (completely diff specs besides the HDD, amd ii x2, 785g), can I use my old key and install on the new machine?

I've been reading around and it seems that some places state you need to call in for a phone activation, but because my install was originally from an upgrade disc im not sure if that makes a difference?

Please advise!

Thanks
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its not legal... unless of course you have a retail copy.
    
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As long as your new htpc has a preexisting operating system (vista, xp) installed it's okay to install your upgrade onto it (legally) so long as it's taken off the other computer.
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Ok sounds good. What constitutes taking it off the old computer? Installing a different OS overtop?

I can't just redo the whole clean install using the upgrade disc again right?
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Originally Posted by jwei View Post
Ok sounds good. What constitutes taking it off the old computer? Installing a different OS overtop?

I can't just redo the whole clean install using the upgrade disc again right?
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This should cover your second question, http://techblissonline.com/windows-7-license-terms/

(I would recommend calling microsoft and asking them, I could be wrong about some things)
Edited by Taylorsci - 12/31/10 at 2:47pm
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