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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What will happen to my Win7 OEM license when upgrading to Win8? Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 OEM License Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 Pro OEM License / Clarifying Once And For All Forum I want to upgrade to Windows 8, but what will happen to my existing data? Forum Reinstalling clean Windows 8 with OEM license and no media Forum Windows 8.1 OEM License transfer Raid 0 setup Forum Installing clean Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 OEM license Forum SolvedUpgrade from Windows 7 "install" to Windows 8 and saving Windows 7 license Forum SolvedDoes "Upgrading" to Windows 8.1 revoke your Personal Use License? Forum Solvedwhat happens to an upgraded windows 8.1 after using the one key recovery system? Forum SolvedCan I Upgrade From Windows 8 64-Bit OEM to Windows 8.1? Forum SolvedWill replacing damaged Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H motherboard void OEM Windows 7 license? Forum SolvedWindows 7 upgrade offer forms - What license do you get? Forum SolvedUpgrading Motherboard with OEM windows 8 Forum Solvedinstall windows 7 oem on top of win 8 upgrade??? Forum SolvedIs the Windows 8 Upgrade compatible with Windows 7 OEM? Forum SolvedDOes Win8.1 OEM have a "Personal Use License"? Forum SolvedCurrently have an HDD with Windows 7 x64 OEM but want to upgrade to Windows 8 Forum SolvedWindows 7 OEM Upgrade to Windows 8 Forum SolvedBuying windows 8 OEM, can I upgrade to 8.1 even if its not installed till after release? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !