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I brought windows 7 for my girlfriend and installed it on her computer. We broke up and i have the original disc and key can i have it activated on my computer and disabled on hers?

 

How do i do this?

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In my experience, you can install it on the new computer, but you might have to call Microsoft and tell them that you want to transfer the license to this PC. It gives you a local number to call when you go to activate it, and there's next to no wait time. I've used it a few times when transferring licenses between computers.

That said, I've always formatted the previous computer before installing to the new one, so not exactly the same...

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If it is OEM then nope the licence stays with that computer till it dies, then the licence expires.

 

If it is a retail licence then yes it can be moved to a new PC, so long as it is uninstalled from the old PC first assuming it is not the Windows 7 Home Premium family pack, in which case it can be installed on 3 PCs at once.

 

As far as I know there is no way to deactivate it on her PC. So how about you stop being so mean and leave her with a working licence.

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Its windows 7 ultimate oem. I thought i could save $150 put it towards a new video card or ssd.

 

Oh well thanks for the information.

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You can try ringing them up, even if it is an OEM key, just say you had to replace faulty hardware..

If it doesn't automatically activate when you install it in the first place.

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You can try ringing them up, even if it is an OEM key, just say you had to replace faulty hardware..

If it doesn't automatically activate when you install it in the first place.

 

bingo!

yeh, if you're still adamant on screwing your ex....a little BS goes a long way

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bingo!

yeh, if you're still adamant on screwing your ex....a little BS goes a long way

^^

This.

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You can try ringing them up, even if it is an OEM key, just say you had to replace faulty hardware..

If it doesn't automatically activate when you install it in the first place.

 

bingo!

yeh, if you're still adamant on screwing your ex....a little BS goes a long way

 

I always found a bit of alcohol goes a long way towards screwing your ex too ;)

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