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Can the Vista OEM Be installed on More than one PC?

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March 15, 2007 8:17:57 PM

Will the oem only allow me to install the software on one pc, or can I install it on more than one PC, under the same same? Different name?

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March 15, 2007 8:27:40 PM

you can only install it on one machine --- although I think you reinstall one time to another machine (but not have it working on two machines concurrently).
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March 16, 2007 12:51:21 PM

OEM = 1 installed computer.

Windows Update keeps track of your computer and it'll register one computer with that OEM. Change it up and you may lose your ability to update.. that is, if the Motherboard and CPU don't match up to what another PC has.

Basically, OEM is cheaper because its only for one computer for the life of that computer. No other computer.
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April 2, 2007 3:29:45 PM

what happens if I upgrade an OEM computer? New motherboard and CPU. Will Vista stop working/updating?
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April 2, 2007 4:16:28 PM

There is a limit to the number of things that can be changed at a time. Minor upgrades are not an issue. However, RAM, MB, GPU, CPU all changed at the same time = new computer.
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April 2, 2007 9:01:33 PM

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what happens if I upgrade an OEM computer? New motherboard and CPU. Will Vista stop working/updating?


If you change something like the motherboard, Vista is going to ask you to reactivate. You will have to call Microsoft and explain the situation to them.
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