Can I Transfer Windows 7 OEM to a New Build PC, How to Do

Hello, my PC came with Windows 7 OEM preinstalled, and now I recently got a newly built PC, which I want to move the Windows 7 OEM system to. Can I do this and still keep the genuine Windows 7 OEM?

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Roxanne· Answered on Jul 31, 2023

To address whether you can transfer OEM Windows 7 to a new-built PC, you need to figure out two concepts: the OEM systems and the OEM license key. The answer is positive if you only want to transfer the OEM Windows 7 system to another computer. And you can clone the system using a hard drive like SSD or HDD and then migrate it to the target PC.

Note: The preinstalled OEM license key on the computer is not transferable because the manufacturer has tied the activation code to the computer's hardware. There is no other way but to purchase another OEM license key from Microsoft. 

For transferring Windows systems, various tools can help you move Operating Systems, but most will copy the whole disk containing the OS to achieve the migration. To help you migrate the OEM Windows 7 without transferring all the data on the disk, I recommend you use the professional cloning tool - EaseUS Partition Master. It is easy-operated and can provide a system migration tool to help you migrate the system partition to another drive.

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The following are the detailed steps of how to transfer OS using EaseUS Partition Master:

Step 1. Take out the hard disk of the new-built computer and use it as a carrier. 

Step 2. Launch the EaseUS Partition Master after installation, and go to the "Disk Clone" part.

Step 3. Open the "Migrate OS" tool and choose the source and target disk. Click "Next" to confirm.

Notice: Ensure the popping warning message by clicking "Yes," then preview your target disk's layout and customize it as you want.

Step 4. After these, click "Start" to start the migration.

After migrating, you need to change the boot settings to make your new computer boot from the target disk. Learn how to set up a boot drive as follows:

More Information: Configure and set the disk as the boot drive

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