Windows Support Forum

Are COA's transferable between OS's (ME -> XP)?

Q: Are COA's transferable between OS's (ME -> XP)?

Yes, I know they are, depending on the circumstance (like for identical Windows versions)... And this is a new one:

I gave an old ME machine to my church, and put Ubuntu 6.06 on it. I have the install disk for ME (useless - it was an OEM version), AND, I have the COA sticker (useFUL???).

So, with my generic XP install disk, can I install XP to a new build, and activate it with the ME COA?

Relevancy 100%
Preferred Solution: Are COA's transferable between OS's (ME -> XP)?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Relevancy 52.89%

Hi. I have a relatively small hdd with a genuine windows 7 op installed. Is it possibly to remove this licence and install on a larger hdd? If so how would I go about it?

Many thanks in advance. Danny

A:Windows 7 licence transferable?

On the same PC yes, reinstall using the key code on the sticker on the side, or image the old drive to the new.

What brand/model drives are involved?
Relevancy 53.75%

Hello I need a new copy of windows either OEM one 1PC full licence.

If I update a PC in the future or do a new complete build , I the windows 8.1 FULL 1 PC version transferable to the new/upgraded PC ?


A:windows 8.1 transferable?

If you purchased a copy of windows 8.x or upgraded to it from a retail version of Windows then you can transfer to any PC you own. If the OS came with a Dell, HP, Compaq, etc. then you cannot.


Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software.
Relevancy 52.89%

i had an hp laptop for approximately 1 year and after the warrranty expired, the laptop motherboard failed and it was lost for good. i want to know if there is any way i can still use the OEM license for Windows 7 Home Premium??? this transfer would be made to a toshiba laptop. the OS came preinstalled when i purchased the laptop

and the thing is, the HP laptop was Windows 7 x64 but the toshiba laptop is x86 so there's another question, if a x64 license works whne installing an x86 version of Windows 7 HP.

edit: i figured out that you cant from a simple search, which is what i should've done before i posted this . . . that sucks that i cant transfer the OS AT ALL

A:OEM copy of Windows 7, transferable??

Probably not to a Toshiba board... but another HP...
Relevancy 52.89%

Recently I had an issue with my main windows account where it couldn't run microsoft edge or the calculator app The tiles under the start menu were also missing and Which are transferable? files AppData the settings option disappeared from the start menu as well I ended up creating a second windows account which didn't have any of the problems listed above In trying to make the second account into my old account I wanted to retain my bookmarks in firefox and other application Which AppData files are transferable? settings so I ended up copying my old account's AppData folder into the new account's AppData folder However after restarting my computer Which AppData files are transferable? the Which AppData files are transferable? new account started having the same issues as the old Now creating a new account again I was wanting to make sure I do it right this time and came to ask about the AppData folder Which files in the AppData folder are safe to copy over from the old AppData folder to the new and which should I avoid I assume the roaming folder contents are okay to transfer but what about the local folder contents
Relevancy 52.03%

i have a couple laptops that both came with windows 8.1 that im going to be selling. both were upgraded to win10 during the free upgrade period and both are currently on anniversary edition. when i look at the activation page, it says "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your microsoft account". naturally, i will reset windows before sale so does this mean the new owner will not be able to activate windows 10 since it wont be done with my acct? do i need to track down restore media for each and put win8 back on?

A:is the free win10 upgrade transferable to another owner?

That's actually very interesting because historically and even when I had my stint on Windows 10, the license is tied to the machine, not the user. What I would do is reset those laptops and set them up with a local account and see if the activation status is an issue.