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 Brett928S2 a b * Windows 8 a b $ Windows 7 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What will happen to my Win7 OEM license when upgrading to Win 8 ? Forum *ATTN: Difference between Vista OEM and Retail License * Forum Upgraded CPU and motherboard with OEM license Forum Can I use Window 8 Pro ugrade on my Windows 7 Pro OEM ? Forum Can I upgrade mobo, or is OEM win7 locked? Forum Windows 8 License Terms Forum What happens with XP OEM if I replace mobo to solve memory probs? Forum Windows xp oem upgraded to windows 8 retail Forum New Motherboard, OEM License , no CD Forum My windows 7 license number. Forum New Build: Windows 8 OEM vs Full Forum Windows 8 OEM vs System Builder Forum Un-branded OEM Windows 7 - trying to upgrade to Ultimate Forum Windows 7 OEM TOS and DIY Forum Windows 8 Pro OEM or Windows 7 Pro OEM Forum Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Forum Windows 7 OEM question Forum Upgrading to 8 from OEM 7 Forum [Solved] Product key for windows 7 professional 32 bit free Forum My screen will not scroll at all Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !