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Is Windows 7 "Anti Upgrade"

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August 1, 2012 11:42:54 PM

I have read a few reviews about Windows 7 and It seem to be that if one buys the OEM version of the any version of Windows 7 and if they want to upgrade the licened computer of that software it voids the software. Is this true? :??: 

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a c 371 $ Windows 7
August 1, 2012 11:44:32 PM

You can upgrade everything but the motherboard.

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a c 371 $ Windows 7
August 1, 2012 11:45:25 PM

Your copy of Windows is locked to the PC on which you purchased it. You cannot transfer that license to another PC.
You can upgrade any components or peripherals on your PC and keep your license intact. You can replace the motherboard with an identical model or an equivalent model from the OEM if it fails. However, if you personally replace or upgrade the motherboard, your OEM Windows license is null and void.
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August 1, 2012 11:49:28 PM

is that still true if i build my pc
a c 371 $ Windows 7
August 1, 2012 11:50:23 PM

Yes locked to motherboard.
August 1, 2012 11:52:24 PM

ok thank you for clearing that up for me for the review at fault look at the Windows 7 home Premium OEM at (not buying it there)
August 1, 2012 11:57:51 PM

Technically locked yes. However, you can call Microsoft and say your system died and they will give you a new key 95% of the time for a new build.
August 2, 2012 12:04:22 AM

alright is the retail version locked to the mobo as well or just the hard drive
a c 371 $ Windows 7
August 2, 2012 12:04:53 AM

No, with retail you can use on 1 computer at a time,and is not locked to mobo.
August 2, 2012 12:06:47 AM

that makes it seem a little overpriced
August 2, 2012 12:07:04 AM

Best answer selected by rolar.
a c 371 $ Windows 7
August 2, 2012 12:13:51 AM

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