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OEM windows from pre-built PC into a new PC

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November 13, 2012 8:33:31 PM

Alright so a year ago I bought a Lenovo PC and it came with Windows Home Premium 64-bit. Im now planning on putting together a new PC but using the same HDD. The only part I will be keeping thats from the original PC would be the HDD and possibly RAM. The windows copy is apparently OEM (According to Jellybean Keyfinder) so will I have any problems with this? If so what can I do to fix it?

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November 13, 2012 8:47:35 PM

Technically the Windows lives and dies with any and all hardware in the PC, this is the problem with these PCs. If i were you I would check with Lenovo just to be sure.
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November 13, 2012 9:17:55 PM

OEM versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail versions except for the following:

- OEM versions do not offer any free Microsoft direct support from Microsoft support personnel

- OEM licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on

- OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

- OEM versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Windows operating system


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November 13, 2012 9:19:03 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
OEM versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail versions except for the following:

- OEM versions do not offer any free Microsoft direct support from Microsoft support personnel

- OEM licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on

- OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

- OEM versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Windows operating system


Microsoft.com ^


Thats what I was afraid of. Thanks for the fast answer.
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November 13, 2012 9:20:32 PM

Best answer selected by bwathke.
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November 14, 2012 12:00:59 AM

YOUR WELCOME!
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