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Can the ownership be transferred for Windows Vista Home Premium and its Windows-7 upgrade OEM DVDs?

Can the ownership be transferred for Windows Vista Home Premium and its Windows-7 upgrade OEM DVDs?

I purchased Vista Home Premium 64bit System Builder OEM DVD last Summer from Newegg, and received the free upgrade to Windows 7 end of October.

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"I can only answer half of your question. I've guessed the first part in my comment on your post.

Windows 7 Professional, no matter in which guise it comes (e.g. Student, retail, OEM, DSP, etc.), is the same. What's different is the terms of the licence agreement, and usually a philosophical or legal issue as opposed to a technical difference. In other words, your licence key from one edition of Windows 7 Professional should work on another edition of Windows 7 Professional. Whether this is legal from Microsoft's point of view is out of scope. Generally though, Microsoft would prefer you to have any licence than none at all.

I've done several upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows 7, and I have been very impressed with the process. It takes upwards of three hours, which is much less than the time for a fresh install and reinstalling all the apps. It gets my vote.

However, many people may prefer the feel of a clean install, especially because it brings a perceived improvement over Vista."