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Posted on 2011-03-13
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I'm going to replace my existing HD with a new 2 Terra-whatever.

I plan to install my 7 clean on the new drive and gradually bring over the files I need and reinstall my programs.
I'm planning on leaving the old drive in place and will remove Windows 7 from it. After everythings working.
Boot order will be the new drive first.

Will I have any problems activating Windows 7?

Thanks,
Pete
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You will have to call them and get a new registration key. It is no big deal. It will come up during the install.
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You can call Microsoft and reactivate your Windows 7 after installing it fresh on a new hard drive. Following are the details to contact Microsoft: -
Contact information and hours of operation
To contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support, telephone (800) MICROSOFT (642-7676).
In Canada, call (877)568-2495.
Microsoft Customer Service hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Pacific Time
Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Time
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If you have problem activating, then you can call Microsoft for a quick 4-5 minute call to activate, BUT you will probably not have any issue activating it whether Retail or OEM.
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E-E comes through as usual.

Thanks and Happy St Patrick's Day,  especially  KeshavArora.
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For what its worth, just finished Installing my 7 Pro using my original DVD. Activited online without even a wimp from MS.
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