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Can I transfer a Windows XP license to a different PC and upgrade to Windows 7?

Can I transfer a Windows XP license to a different PC and upgrade to Windows 7?

I have a retail version of Windows XP on a PC I no longer use. I would like to install Windows 7 on a new pc (nothing is on the hard drive). Can I purchase a Windows 7 upgrade, and install it using the existing Windows XP CD to upgrade from?

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Guest [Entry]

"As long as you have an existing retail XP licence, then you are fine to install Windows 7 using a retail upgrade licence. The reason being is that a retail licence is not bound to a particular machine, but an OEM licence is.

Please keep in mind that this would not let you upgrade the install (You cannot upgrade the install from XP > 7, but you can go from Vista > 7). The Windows 7 installer would notify you of this and it should only let you perform a full install of Windows 7.

All in all, you are eligible to use an upgrade version of Windows 7, but you would need to do a full install"
Guest [Entry]

you can buy an upgrade disc alright, but you are not eligible to Windows Anytime Upgrade (at a reduced rate), you'll have to pay the full price. and since you'll have to do a clean installation from scratch anyway, you might as well grab 'the real deal'.