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EFS
12-25-2009, 04:01 PM
I just got Windows 7 for Christmas. I'm going to by a MBP as soon as the update is released, but I was wondering if I could activate my copy of Windows 7 with this MacBook and then transfer it to the Pro. Would there be any issues doing that or is it impossible to transfer keys? Thanks

mikesmith2
12-25-2009, 04:18 PM
You can install it on a new computer and reactivate it.

bobtomay
12-25-2009, 06:18 PM
That depends on which version of Win 7 you received.

The full retail version can be moved from machine to machine while only being activated on a single machine at a time.

The system builders (oem) version is for a single system and is not allowed to be moved from system to system, however, MS has historically given a new code with a phone call. there is some question as to whether this will remain the case with Win 7 or not. MS is even back peddling at this point and trying to say that us end users are not allowed to purchase and use the oem version. They have also been attempting to erase all evidence of this from the web.