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droors 4 months ago

I'm doing a new build but I'm reusing video card and hard drives - plan on parting out the rest of the old system for sale.

Can I use my old copy of windows on my (mostly) new build?

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Gilroar 1 Build 3 points 4 months ago

Depends on if it is a OEM license or Full license.

OEM is one use per motherboard.

Full it is transferable.

Warlock 3 points 4 months ago

If you do not know the version of Windows that you currently have,
To identify Windows version,

Open the Command Prompt,
Type: slmgr -dli
Then press the Enter key.

A window should pop up,
The Description section will state display whether it is OEM, Retail...

droors submitter 1 point 4 months ago

Windows Professional Edition, RETAIL channel.

Guess I'm good to re-use?

Funny, I'm still on an key coming from an old Vista disc I bought which says OEM on the box.

Warlock 2 points 4 months ago

... Guess I'm good to re-use?

You lucked out, I guess. Microsoft appears to have boo-booed somewhere. :)