Windows 7 License activation with new mainboard/cpu/memory

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  1. Posts : 60
    Win 10 - 21H1
       #11

    In my experience, the type of WIN 7 key doesn't matter, OEM or otherwise. My experience is only with WIN 7 Pro keys activating a WIN 10 Pro copy. Win 7 Pro keys are all over the place, they're from a time the keys were stuck to all the machines...

    p.s. I have moved a HDD from my main machine to laptop loads of time, when in the laptop, the WIN 10 install says it's not activated, but works just fine. Settings and personalise can't be changed, but you can change keys.
    Last edited by TidySean; 11 Jul 2021 at 17:21. Reason: p.s.
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  2. Megahertz's Avatar
    Posts : 2,959
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #12

    Hemimax said:
    I should have said my old W7 key is OEM
    OEM key is tied to the hardware it was first activated. It isn't transferable.
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  3. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 2,621
    Windows 10 Pro X64
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       #13

    Thank you for your wisdom everyone, I will get a retail version of W10 this time.
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  4. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #14

    Hemimax said:
    Thank you for your wisdom everyone.
    You are VERY welcome.
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,970
    Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    Hemimax said:
    Thank you for your wisdom everyone, I will get a retail version of W10 this time.
    Before you spend any money, try the method in post #3 first. For one thing, run:
    Code:
    slmgr /dlv
    on your old motherboard in a Command Prompt with Admin privileges. You will find that your Windows 10 is on the retail activation channel, not the OEM channel.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 12 Jul 2021 at 11:15.
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  6. Hemimax's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
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       #16

    Well that's interesting;
    Windows 7 License activation with new mainboard/cpu/memory-image.png
    Thank you for the save John, I will see what happens with the W7 key

    I shall return after I put this together.
    Last edited by Hemimax; 17 Jul 2021 at 14:32.
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  7. Hemimax's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
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       #17

    FYI, I am fully activated at no extra charge, but only with everyone's help, thank you so much
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