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11 Nov 2012  
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Changing the motherboard will almost always trigger a telephone-activation request - the biggest difference between OEM and Retail versions of Windows is that a Retail version is allowed to change to a new mothrboard, while an OEM version is permanently locked to the original one, except under very specific circumstances.
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