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"Resetting" product key? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I bought win7 pro at the beginning of this year and I need to build a second computer soon. The old one will be reformatted to run windows server; my question is can I 'reset' the product key for win7 so that I'll be able to use it for my new build?

    I've heard somewhere that the Windows validation system associates each product key with a hash code of the system profile, if so, is there a way to reset this link so that it can be reassociated to a new system?

     

    Thanks!

    Thursday, December 2, 2010 8:07 PM

Answers

  • If the windows product is retail you can transfer it to a new PC. If it is OEM it is locked to the PC it is installed on.

    Just install the retail product on the new PC and activate, activation by phone may be neccesary.

    Thursday, December 2, 2010 9:33 PM