Win7 Upgrade reinstall

  iscanut 10:32 17 Dec 2011
Locked
Answered

I have an XP upgrade disk with which I upgraded my old desktop from XP to Win 7. That old machine has now been scrapped and I am wondering if I can use the upgrade CD to upgrade my laptop from Vista to Win 7. Will Microsoft throw a wobbly if I use the CD again and re register the ID etc or will I need to buy another upgrade CD ?

  robin_x 12:41 17 Dec 2011
Answer

Just try it.

AFAIK, If there is any hassle you can call MS (a Freephone number will come up). You can 'talk' to the computer or maybe a human and explain that the old one is scrapped and no-one else using it.

A new number will be issued or you will have to argue the toss or buy a new upgrade.

  KRONOS the First 13:19 17 Dec 2011

You should have no problems but if so as *robinofloxley * has said use the free-phone number and you can activate your copy that way.

  iscanut 16:06 17 Dec 2011

Thanks

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best Black Friday Deals 2017

How modern book design was influenced by illustrated manuscripts

Best Black Friday Apple Deals 2017

Les meilleurs logiciels de montage vidéo gratuits (en 2017)