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Windows 7: Can I sell my OEM version of Windows 7 with my motherboard?

26 Aug 2014   #1
cplcarlman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can I sell my OEM version of Windows 7 with my motherboard?

I've looked all over the place to see if this is possible. I am upgrading my computer and I bought a full version of Win 8.1 for it. I'm planning on selling my old Gigabyte motherboard that the Win 7 OEM disk is tied to. Can I sell the Win 7 OEM disk with it if I include the Certificate of Authenticity?

Will the person on the other end of the transaction have any problems activating Win 7 OEM?

Will it make a difference if I bundle my i5-760 cpu with the motherboard that was also used in the original Win 7 OEM installation?

Thanks.


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27 Aug 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Typically the OEM license is (for the most part) tied to the mobo, so as long as you sell it together the other person should be ok. I think the only thing that is required is that you uninstall it from your HDD. They will most likely have to call in to activate.
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27 Aug 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You will ruin the COA if you try to take it off the computer case.

Or, is the oem you`re talking about a system builder oem that you purchased separately ?

Selling the cpu with the motherboard has nothing to do with activation.
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27 Aug 2014   #4
cplcarlman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You will ruin the COA if you try to take it off the computer case.

Or, is the oem you`re talking about a system builder oem that you purchased separately ?

Selling the cpu with the motherboard has nothing to do with activation.
The COA is still attached to the disk case. I purchased the OEM version when I originally built the machine. I would be including the disk, case, COA, and the motherboard in the sale. I am installing a brand new OS on my SSD and the old Win 7 install will cease to exist on my end.
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27 Aug 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

No reason I can see that it can't be done. You're even providing a COA which is as official as it gets.

You could try to activate it on your new rig first, if you don't want to downgrade to Win8, as there are reports MS is making some allowances for mobo change on OEM now.
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