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i have a copy of win 7 i bought a year ago,installed on my puter.can i install it on another puter i have or do i have to buy another copy.
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ooops,found the answear,so much for that idea
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I assume you discovered your license for Windows is not a full Retail license and therefore is not transferable. For others who may stumble on this this thread, it is illegal to use a Windows license that came with, or was bought for another computer. If the disk says OEM/System Builder, Upgrade, Academic Edition, or "For Distribution with a new PC only", then it is not transferable to a new PC (or upgraded motherboard - which is considered a new computer). Only full "Retail" licenses can be transfered to new computers. Therefore, a new Windows license must be purchased, or use one of the many free Linux alternatives.
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