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Windows 7: Upgrading intel r 865G Video Card

21 Dec 2011   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
A old Dell system is not a good candidate for OEM software
An old Dell system is a perfect candidate for OEM software. It's an OEM machine.


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21 Dec 2011   #12
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
A old Dell system is not a good candidate for OEM software
An old Dell system is a perfect candidate for OEM software. It's an OEM machine.
The OP upgraded a old machine to Windows Seven......
Old machines might die on you, or you just get tired of life in the slow lane....
If you upgraded to 7 with a OEM key that key is tied to that 1st motherboard.....
See the problem?
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22 Dec 2011   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
If you upgraded to 7 with a OEM key that key is tied to that 1st motherboard.....
See the problem?
I'm well aware of the "restrictions" of OEM licenses. Can you show me one person who's had trouble reactivating an OEM license on an upgraded system? I can't, including myself.
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22 Dec 2011   #14
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
If you upgraded to 7 with a OEM key that key is tied to that 1st motherboard.....
See the problem?
I'm well aware of the "restrictions" of OEM licenses. Can you show me one person who's had trouble reactivating an OEM license on an upgraded system? I can't, including myself.
While that may be true, Microsoft also has the right to tell you to pound sand, And with the hard drive shortages killing new pc sales that day may come real soon....
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22 Dec 2011   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would be very surprised. If you've ever dealt with Microsoft professionally, you'll come to find that as long as a legit license is used on one and only one computer, they really aren't going to hassle you. If a person has harvested parts from an OEM system to piece together a new one, meaning the previous computer no longer exists, you won't have much of a hassle. Motherboards die in OEM systems and sometimes are replaced with newer, or slightly different ones, even down to a simple revision number, and you've always been able to reactivate those systems as well. There's a huge amount of gray area regarding what makes up a "computer", and even suggesting that the license is tied to the motherboard isn't really valid anymore, for the reasons I just gave.

What it all boils down to is one license, one computer, and Microsoft will be happy. Why else would you see OEM and System Builder licenses for sale, even without accompanying hardware?

In the computing industry, you can't always go by what was written....you have to go by "how it really is".
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