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License Shuffling


I have laptops: the newest is a 64-bit hp, with win7 home premium (w7hp) pre-installed. Also have a 32-bit sony vaio, with xpprosp3 installed. Lastly, have a recently-assembled 64-bit amd desktop without an o/s at the moment. I also own 2 licensed copies of win7 ultimate (w7u), one 64-bit, and the other 32-bit for the vaio laptop. I'd like to upgrade the hp laptop to w7u, and "transfer" the w7hp license via the product key to the recently-built desktop.

Questions: can i use the w7u dvd to install and transfer w7hp from the hp laptop to the desktop box? In other words, can i install the w7hp subset of w7u from the w7u dvd and transfer the license from the hp laptop to the desktop? I'd then upgrade w7hp on the hp laptop to w7u using the same distribution dvd.


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