What will happen when you upgrade an oem license to windows 8 Tags: License Windows 8 Oem Windows 7 Last response: May 17, 2012 10:01 PM in Windows 7 Share irsninja May 17, 2012 9:28:39 PM Obviously no one can predict the future but answer based on past experience When you get an own license it's tied to the motherboard. If you upgrade it with a better upgrade only version (retail version) does it become a full license or is it still oem? More about : happen upgrade oem license windows | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Brett928S2 Windows 8 Expert Windows 7 Authority May 17, 2012 10:01:59 PM Hi It should be exactly the same as with 7.... IF you buy an upgrade ...that does NOT magically turn it into a Full License.... You still have an OEM License AND an UPGRADE license... I imagine 8 will be precisely the same as MS are not exactly known for their generosity... All the best Brett | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 7>What will happen when you upgrade an oem license to windows 8> Related ressources: ForumWhat will happen to my Win7 OEM license when upgrading to Win 8 ? Forum*ATTN: Difference between Vista OEM and Retail License * ForumUpgraded CPU and motherboard with OEM license ForumCan I use Window 8 Pro ugrade on my Windows 7 Pro OEM ? ForumCan I upgrade mobo, or is OEM win7 locked? ForumWindows 8 License Terms ForumWhat happens with XP OEM if I replace mobo to solve memory probs? ForumWindows xp oem upgraded to windows 8 retail ForumNew Motherboard, OEM License , no CD ForumMy windows 7 license number. ForumNew Build: Windows 8 OEM vs Full ForumWindows 8 OEM vs System Builder ForumUn-branded OEM Windows 7 - trying to upgrade to Ultimate ForumWindows 7 OEM TOS and DIY ForumWindows 8 Pro OEM or Windows 7 Pro OEM ForumWindows 7 Home Premium OEM ForumWindows 7 OEM question ForumUpgrading to 8 from OEM 7 Forum[Solved] Product key for windows 7 professional 32 bit free ForumMy screen will not scroll at all More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !