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Is it possible to remove a copy of windows 8 from a PC (both the software and key) and then transfer it to a laptop? Reason being I got windows 8 and don't like it so want to go back to win 7, I ha… Read More
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Is it possible to remove a copy of windows 8 from a PC (both the software and key) and then transfer it to a laptop?

Reason being I got windows 8 and don't like it so want to go back to win 7, I have a old laptop without an OS so I'd like to transfer it to that.

Is this possible + legal?
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Depends on what sort of key it is. Not all keys are transferrable, did the key come with the new PC ?
#2
Just about to check if the second block of letter in the PID is oem I can't unless it's to a MB the same.
#3
My id is like this xxxxx-00604-xxxxxxx-xxxxx so I'm guessing because the second block isn't OEM (eg xxxxx-OEM-xxxxxxx-xxxxx) it means I have a retail edition?
#4
It is possible depending on the license type (if it's a bulk sold to OEM then the may argue).
Phone them and ask is the best bet 0344 800 2400 - 10p a min ,
as per all help desk , don't press a menu button and wait for a human.
if you have a proper license & disk pack rather than a sticker on a case then almost certain they will sort it.


if you haven't a key in the XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX format then almost no chance.


Edited By: beavisrules on Jan 09, 2015 22:22
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beavisrules
It is possible depending on the license type (if it's a bulk sold to OEM then the may argue).
Phone them and ask is the best bet 0344 800 2400 - 10p a min ,
as per all help desk , don't press a menu button and wait for a human.
if you have a proper license & disk pack rather than a sticker on a case then almost certain they will sort it.


if you haven't a key in the XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX format then almost no chance.


Just spoken with Microsoft support and was told this licence was offered as part of the dreamspark program so the licence is non-transferable.

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