Windows 10: Old Software On New PC Question

  1.    25 Nov 2015 #1

    Old Software On New PC Question


    Just bought a new Dell desktop PC running W10.
    My old one, also a Dell, was running W7.

    I have some Dell disks from the old one that Dell supplied with it as a sort of backup.

    I would like to use this CD which has the full Corel suite on it, presumably, which I bought extra from Dell when I purchased the old PC. They installed it on the PC, and supplied these discs as a sort of safety or backup if ever required to reinstall.

    The disc is labeled: "The software is already installed on your computer. Only use this CD to REINSTALL the software"

    When I try to install it on the new W10 PC, I get the following msg.:
    "This software can only be installed on a Dell unbranded computer"

    Any idea what they are saying ? What's an Unbranded Computer ?

    Any work a rounds to allow it to be installed on the new W10 PC ?
    Both PC's were Dell's, so was hoping to reuse the Corel Suite on new one.

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  2. Posts : 710
    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)
       02 Dec 2015 #2

    Um I believe any backup disks from the old PC can only be used on that system since one is running windows 7 and the other is windows 10. I don't really know all that much more about it. I am only making a guess but a unbranded computer is one with out a name on it.
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  3. jds63's Avatar
    Posts : 3,105
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       02 Dec 2015 #3

    Original OEM software,such as the one supplied by Dell, is only legally licensed for the PC it was delivered with.
    It can only be installed on the system it was shipped with.
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