i have just upgraded my motherboard, and intend to use the oem licence with that on another build, as per licence
however, i have a perfectly good install on my ssd of win 7 hp, and as the new motherboard is almost identical (both gigabyte 775 with p35 chipset) and seems happy with the drivers
, i was looking forward to avoiding a fresh install
is it possible to "activate" win 7 ultimate (64 bit) and upgrade in place?
and will doing so compromise my prior licence (which was a legit upgrade from vista, the vista disks of which have vanished into the depths of time) ?
i have successfully done clean installs from the upgrade disk of hp that have been blessed by windows recognising the legitimacy of the oem linked motherboard
thanks for any advice, even if it is to confirm i need to go clean and start from scratch