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Bought W7 OEM. Planning to install now on HDD but plan on getting SSD later. Help?

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  • SSD
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
  • OEM
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April 27, 2013 9:59:48 PM

Hey guys.

I recently got my first build up and running and I am just about to install Windows 7. The thing is, I bought it OEM, and I've heard it is a one time use thing? I want to install it on my current HDD, but I plan on getting an SSD later. Can I still install the Windows I bought on it even after I've installed it on my HDD?

Thanks.

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April 27, 2013 10:15:17 PM

OEM can only be used once PER MOTHERBOARD. You will be fine. Samsung SSD's come with migration software that allows you to transfer everything without having to re-install windows.

I have a 256gb 840 pro and its awesome.
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April 27, 2013 10:24:10 PM

Kjwinden said:
OEM can only be used once PER MOTHERBOARD. You will be fine. Samsung SSD's come with migration software that allows you to transfer everything without having to re-install windows.

I have a 256gb 840 pro and its awesome.


As stated above, you will be fine. There is also plenty of free software that can do the job if you don't get a samsung SSD. Also I would like to state that I hate microsoft's license policy. If they didn't basicly have a monopoly on the market no one would have this single install per motherboard BS.
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