Windows licensing question due to computer upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by psli09, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. psli09 macrumors member

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    Hi, I just recently (a week ago) bought a 13 inch MBA and installed both Office 2011 & Windows 7 on it.

    However, I am planning to exchange it for a rMBP.

    The question I have is will there be any issue when I reactivate the licenses on the new rMBP? Will I need to explain to Microsoft on the licenses? Anyone experienced any difficulty with MS on this issue?


    Please advice.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hirakata macrumors 6502

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    If it's an OEM version of Windows, you cannot transfer it. If it's a full retail version, then yes you can and it's pretty painless. Read:

    http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/1...-product-key-so-you-can-use-it-on-another-pc/
     
  3. psli09 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link. My Win7 is a retail version, so I shouldn't have problem. My Office 2011 is from HUB, a employee discount program, so I might still have to call them to explain my re-installation on the new rMBP.
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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  5. psli09 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, but unfortunately, this is the second installation of the license.
     

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