OEM qn

From what i know a OEM version stays with a PC forever. But what if the PC breaks down and a new hard drive or motherboard is needed. Is it possible to reinstall the windows oem?
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  1. The hard drive is no problem. The mother board you are allowed to replace with the same make and model.

    "If the motherboard is replaced because of a defect, the user does not need to acquire a new operating system license for the computer. The motherboard replacement must be the same make and model, or the same manufacturer’s replacement or equivalent, as defined by that manufacturer’s warranty."
  2. I have never had MS deny a reactivation one time when told that the system had changed significant hardware. You will have to speak to a live person for this but they have always granted one additional activation from my experience.
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