Can I use an already used windows key on a new computer? RRS feed

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  • I am building a new computer and wanted to save some money by reusing a windows 7 home premium key from an old broken dell laptop. Is this possible? The laptop is broken but the key is still underneath the battery cartridge. I tried to use it on the windows software download but says it is already in use.
    Thursday, February 25, 2016 3:13 AM


  • The Dell OEM Windows 7 Home Premium license is permanently tied to the original Dell PC it was installed on.  It cannot be activated on a different PC...sorry!

    Carey Frisch

    Friday, February 26, 2016 7:28 AM