Transfer Windows7 Professional License to a new PC RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey all


    I installed my Windows7 Professional which I acquired from MSDN AA. Am planning to upgrade my motherboard & HDD.


    Is there a way to deactivate this product key so I can install it again into my upgraded PC?


    Thanks in advance & regards



    Friday, May 14, 2010 10:24 AM


  • Deactivation is not required - simply uninstall/format the PC.
    You may have to activate the new machine over the phone.
    If you're lucky you may not even need to reinstall (it's worth a go!) - try
    cloning the old drive to the new with a third-party partition manager, and
    booting from that - windows will install (hopefully!) the drivers required,
    and the complain about needing to activate. If it works, great, if it
    doesn't, all you've lost is time :)
    Noel Paton
    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    Friday, May 14, 2010 10:31 AM