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  • Hello, I am new using windows 7, I bought a windows 7 and I installed in my laptop but something is wrong with my laptop so I want to install the windows 7 it in my PC desktop, some people say i need to "deauthorize" the first computer.  but I dont know how to do that, can someone explain me?
    thank you!
    Friday, February 12, 2010 4:12 AM

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  • mcubac wrote:
    > Hello, I am new using windows 7, I bought a windows 7 and I installed in my
    > laptop but something is wrong with my laptop so I want to install the windows 7
    > it in my PC desktop, some people say i need to "deauthorize" the first
    > computer. but I dont know how to do that, can someone explain me?
    > thank you!


    There is no "deauthorization," "de-activation" or "de-registration"
    process, as such.

    Assuming a retail license (OEM licenses are not legitimately
    transferable), simply remove Windows 7 from the computer it is currently
    on and then install it on the new computer.

    You'll probably get an error from the Internet activation (because of
    the prior installation) and have to use the telephone activation method.


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    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, February 12, 2010 9:05 PM
    Friday, February 12, 2010 5:27 PM

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  • Hi there. I am actually considered an amateur but common sense rules that if you could install the same registered authentic version on two P.C or laptop only one person in the world would need to purchase the soft and every body else could just obtain a copy.
    Friday, February 12, 2010 11:18 AM
  • I believe the only way you could do that is to purchase a Family Pack, which allows the software to be installed on up to 3 computers in the same household.
    Friday, February 12, 2010 3:26 PM
  • mcubac wrote:
    > Hello, I am new using windows 7, I bought a windows 7 and I installed in my
    > laptop but something is wrong with my laptop so I want to install the windows 7
    > it in my PC desktop, some people say i need to "deauthorize" the first
    > computer. but I dont know how to do that, can someone explain me?
    > thank you!


    There is no "deauthorization," "de-activation" or "de-registration"
    process, as such.

    Assuming a retail license (OEM licenses are not legitimately
    transferable), simply remove Windows 7 from the computer it is currently
    on and then install it on the new computer.

    You'll probably get an error from the Internet activation (because of
    the prior installation) and have to use the telephone activation method.


    --

    Bruce Chambers

    Help us help you:
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

    The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, February 12, 2010 9:05 PM
    Friday, February 12, 2010 5:27 PM
  • There is no other way apart from to go through the telephone system.  Don't worry this is easy and takes a short time.

    I have just built a new computer and unistalled windows 7 on my previous machine.  I tried to register through the online activation but it would not let me.  I phoned the number given and walla I have an activated copy.

    Hope that is of help.

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:34 PM
  • i recently upgraded my laptop from vista to win 7

    burned the iso file to dvd and was able to install on the laptop and a desktop using the same key without any problems.

    Microsoft will say it cannot be done just so you will go and buy another copy but it worked for me so i cannot see why it wouldn't work for anybody else

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 8:37 PM
  • "punisher001" wrote in message news:eec0beed-7bc0-402f-984a-337eeae10b4b...

    i recently upgraded my laptop from vista to win 7

    burned the iso file to dvd and was able to install on the laptop and a desktop using the same key without any problems.

    Microsoft will say it cannot be done just so you will go and buy another copy but it worked for me so i cannot see why it wouldn't work for anybody else

     
     
    At least one – and possibly both – of your systems will be declared non-genuine at some point.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, February 12, 2012 8:49 PM
    Moderator
  • The End User License Agreement states in pertinent part,

    You may install one copy of the software on one computer. That computer is the “licensed computer.”

    Windows Activation Technology will detect the activation on the second installation during one of its checks and you will get a notification that your Windows is non-genuine.

    People have been trying to do what you are doing since XP released a decade ago.  Microsoft knows all the angles and the current state of the software on the activation servers is very sophisticated.

    You need a second license to do what you are doing.


    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 10:06 PM
    Answerer
  • In my case I bought a laptop from Tiger Direct with Windows 7 pre-installed and since it was a refurb deal I didn't get a re-installation cd. Though, I already have a windows 7 cd from buying the oem but what I do is use the cd to re-install windows, which I do quite often, and use the code from underneath my laptop to make it genuine. No problems so far.

    Except for yesterday with my new computer build, it automatically told me that it wasn't genuine. All I have to do is call Microsoft though.

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1:20 PM