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Instaling Win 7 OEM elsewhere

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February 16, 2013 6:06:15 AM

Once windows been instaled in a new system, is it possible to install in new system later?

For instance : changing CPU and Mobo and then doing clean new install. Will OEM windows 7 will work on new hardware or is it bound to the first hardware. So when upgrading motherboard I will be forced to buy new operating system?

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February 16, 2013 6:08:11 AM

yes, but you may have to contact microsoft and tell them that you replaced the mobo
February 16, 2013 7:55:22 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Windows 7 by Jsc
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February 16, 2013 9:43:04 AM


The OEM EULA notes you may not install the OS on another motherboard

You should not install the key on another system/motherboard. That is 'pirating' the OS.

February 16, 2013 10:01:33 AM

you can, but you would have to talk to microsoft. it is not pirating actually, since you are the same user, still a single copy just a change of hardware (upgrades, broke down or something).
February 16, 2013 10:03:28 AM

you can, but you would have to talk to microsoft. it is not pirating actually, since you are the same user, still a single copy just a change of hardware (upgrades, broke down or something).
February 16, 2013 10:11:51 AM


Stop lying to yourselves ...

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So when upgrading motherboard


A maintenance replacement of an inoperable motherboard is allowed, but the replacement shall be of similar features and chipset.



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