New product key on an old machine

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Sinclair, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Sinclair

    Sinclair MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2009
    I just bought a new laptop with windows 7 installed. I would like to install Linux on the laptop, and install the copy of windows 7 on my desktop.

    From what I've been reading, the laptop should be shipped with an OEM SLP key, which is different from the key on the sticker on the bottom of the machine. Is this correct?

    Will I be able to use the key on the sticker to install windows 7 on my desktop machine? Does it matter if I've already powered up the laptop? (I haven't yet, but I might just to make sure it works)

  2. anmg

    anmg MDL Senior Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Use SLIC DUMP ToolKit 2.3 Final to make a backup of product key and certificate
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...