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    Other Windows 7 computer crashed. Should I use my windows OS DVD there?

    I am using a new laptop and my father uses another old Laptop. Both of us are using windows 7 and both systems were working fine. Unfortunately the computer of my father has crashed so i just want to ask whether i can use the Windows 7 DVD(Purchased by Me) on my father's computer or not? If not then what are other alternatives?



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    Re: Other Windows 7 computer crashed. Should I use my windows OS DVD there?

    It is not a matter to install windows on other's PC. The main issue is the key because most often these keys are not transferrable. You would only be able to transfer the license of windows 7 to other computer,if you are using the retail version. Please remember that all kinds of License keys doesn't work on all versions. The best way is to use the hidden partition. I don't know,whether you have information about this hidden partition or not but your laptop contains a factory reset button which reset your windows and brings it in a state where it appears like a freshly installed windows OS. You will loose all your installed application but it will solve your issue.
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    Re: Other Windows 7 computer crashed. Should I use my windows OS DVD there?

    Hi,

    The Windows 7 you are using is possibly a version which a single user can use.

    Every retail copy of Windows carry an unique serial number which never matches with any other Windows.

    in that sense, your Windows carry an unique validation or authentication number which is different from your fathers Windows.

    It should not work.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Other Windows 7 computer crashed. Should I use my windows OS DVD there?

    hi,

    my friend Yes , u can use ur CD to overcome ur fathers problem and any Cd can works with any pC but u have to one thing to works smoothly with other cd is:

    * after OS installed first of all disable auto window update option from control panal so that u will never get problem ..


    i hope this info is help to u

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