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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Oem: Hardware Upgrade Concerns.


12 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Oem: Hardware Upgrade Concerns.

Hi all,

I plan on doing some hardware upgrades at the end of the year, however I am concerned about the OEM EULA this is what I will be upgrading to:

.1x Corsair 600W CX Series V2 PSU - 6x SATA 2x PCI-E
.2x Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
.1x Corsair Carbide 400R Case
.1x AMD FX-6 6100 Black Edition 6 Core 3.3Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
.1x ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX Socket AM3+ 8 Channel audio ATX Motherboard

Will this be considered a new pc, and when I do get this upgrade will I then be able to upgrade my graphics card from a 6870 to a 6970 at a later date, When or if I need a new windows 7.

also if I do need a new copy can I keep my one I have on my hard drive but buy a new CD key off of Microsoft?


Many thanks.
Ben.

just in case you needed it here is my system specs:

.x1 AMD Phenom ii X6 1055t 2.8Ghz Processor.
.x1 Sapphire HD 6870 Graphics Card.
.x1 MSI 870A-G46 Motherboard.
.x2 G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600mhz Ripjaws Memory Kit.
.x1 Artic 700w PSU.
.x1 Seagate Barracuda 500gb HDD 7200.12.


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12 Feb 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiniB3N View Post
Hi all,

I plan on doing some hardware upgrades at the end of the year, however I am concerned about the OEM EULA this is what I will be upgrading to:

.1x Corsair 600W CX Series V2 PSU - 6x SATA 2x PCI-E
.2x Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
.1x Corsair Carbide 400R Case
.1x AMD FX-6 6100 Black Edition 6 Core 3.3Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
.1x ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX Socket AM3+ 8 Channel audio ATX Motherboard

Will this be considered a new pc, and when I do get this upgrade will I then be able to upgrade my graphics card from a 6870 to a 6970 at a later date, When or if I need a new windows 7.

also if I do need a new copy can I keep my one I have on my hard drive but buy a new CD key off of Microsoft?
I think that would be considered as a new PC, due to the new motherboard. I don't think the video card is a problem.

You will likely have to buy a new key from Microsoft.
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12 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

An OEM license is supposed to be bound to the first system on which it is installed. (Apparently the "system" is defined as the motherboard. Replacing everything else is OK.)

The big change under Windows 7 is that a "system builder" license is supposed to be used only on a system for resale. Using the OS on a system for your own use violates the license agreement. (I wonder what percentage of "system builders" are in violation? 50%? 99%?)

I have read a number of accounts by people who persuaded Microsoft to let them activate their OEM copies of Windows after a repair. The "repair" was a 100% hardware replacement. Never tried it myself.
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