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OEM on a New Drive

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April 29, 2011 2:15:58 AM

I have a quick (newb) question, as always I really appreciate the help on here :) 

My understanding is that an OEM version of Win7 cannot be transfered from computer to computer and is tied to the MOBO, please let me know if that is incorrect.

Therefore, if I have an OEM version of Windows 7 and am contemplating upgrading my computer with an SSD boot/application drive I should be able to install the OEM version (still have the disks and such) onto the SSD and still have everything work. Correct?

A short explanation along with a yes/no answer would be great. Thanks guys.

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a c 416 $ Windows 7
April 29, 2011 2:23:10 AM

that is fine you are ok with that upgrade!you are still in oem compliance!
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a b $ Windows 7
April 29, 2011 6:05:29 AM

OEM windows 7 can only be installed on one system. The OEM windows 7 will be tied to your motherboard's make/model. So upgrading to an SSD is okay as long as your still using the same motherboard.
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a b $ Windows 7
April 29, 2011 2:25:25 PM

Even if you replace the motherboard with a different one, all you have to do is call Microsoft's automated telephone number (it will come on the screen) and it takes about 5 minutes to get a new code.
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