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

    Sep 17, 2012
    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.

  2. Hirakata macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2011
    Burbank, CA
    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:
  3. psli09 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    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

    Feb 9, 2011
  5. psli09 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Thanks, but unfortunately, this is the second installation of the license.

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