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Transferring Windows 8.1 OEM to new motherboard, is this possible?

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January 27, 2014 4:24:45 PM

I know I'm asking this again, I just want to get the most information from everyone I can, am I allowed to? If I am is it a normal install, or do I call someone? I heard that it could/would fail, and a number would pop up on the screen to call, would this happen 1st time i reactivate it or 5th time i reactivate it? Thanks!
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January 27, 2014 4:37:58 PM

Usually for retail once it is allowed, for OEM you may have to contact Microsoft and do a telephone activation
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January 27, 2014 5:14:13 PM

The licensing has changed for 8 and 8.1. I've been investigating and reading the license agreements, and it apparently depends on how you got this OEM version.
If it was pre-installed and purchased with a PC, say from Dell or HP, it seems to be tied to that initial machine.

If you bought it and installed it, then seemingly you can change motherboards at will.

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January 28, 2014 4:55:13 AM

USAFRet said:
The licensing has changed for 8 and 8.1. I've been investigating and reading the license agreements, and it apparently depends on how you got this OEM version.
If it was pre-installed and purchased with a PC, say from Dell or HP, it seems to be tied to that initial machine.

If you bought it and installed it, then seemingly you can change motherboards at will.



Thanks! I built mine.
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