Instaling Win 7 OEM elsewhere

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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  1. yes, but you may have to contact microsoft and tell them that you replaced the mobo
  2. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Windows 7 by Jsc
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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).
  6. 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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