i have a couple of general questions concerning my oem copy of windows 7 ultimate 64bit.
i bought an oem copy last year on newegg for a build i had done. well im fixen to build another system here soon and was wondering. if i can used the same copy on a new build or will it result in problems and issues? will my key allow me to do this
why im asking is ive been told i can and ive also been told i cant
No. Your OEM key is irrevocably tied to your motherboard and cannot be separated. Ever. If your first motherboard dies then you can try Microsoft and have them give you a new key for your second build, but otherwise no. One system, one key.
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