Buying Windows 7 / What happens when I get a new Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BubbaMonkey, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. BubbaMonkey macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009

    I need Windows for some things so am planning on buying the 200$ home premium version and running it through boot camp.

    My main problem with this is that I'm getting a new Mac in about a month. Will I have to buy another version to run Windows on the new Mac as well?

  2. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012

    use serial key.
  3. BubbaMonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009
    So you can just deactivate the serial key on the old machine and use it on the new Mac?
  4. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2006
    In my experience, I haven't had any problems installing Windows 7 on the last three Macs I've had. The OEM version of XP I had a while back made me call Microsoft to activate it on a different machine than it was first used on, but the license is different on the OEM than the full version. Still, they didn't hassle me and activated for me over the phone. You should be fine.
  5. michaelpece macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2012
  6. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Dead wrong. One install license per license key
  7. H2o Guy macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2012
    Family Pack

    Win.7 was sold as a family pack on several occasions.
  8. techguy20 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2010
    You shouldn't have an issue using the serial on the new computer. You can always call Microsoft if it doesn't want to activate online and get it done that way.
  9. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Correct, but you got multiple keys.

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