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Windows 7: Can oem windows be reused

12 Sep 2014   #1
Ishraq

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can oem windows be reused

Can the license be reused on pcs to sell or do you need to buy it again and again?


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12 Sep 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

OEM licenses are restricted to the PC on which they are originally installed. "PC" typically means "motherboard".

Sometimes Microsoft is more forgiving than others. You might get away with replacing a motherboard and using the original OEM license, depending on who you talk to at Microsoft and how well you explain your situation.
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12 Sep 2014   #3
Ishraq

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
OEM licenses are restricted to the PC on which they are originally installed. "PC" typically means "motherboard".

Sometimes Microsoft is more forgiving than others. You might get away with replacing a motherboard and using the original OEM license, depending on who you talk to at Microsoft and how well you explain your situation.
So if i use the same motherboard, ill be fine?
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12 Sep 2014   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Maybe...

I once had an Intel motherboard go bad under warranty. Intel replaced it with another of the same model. After installing the new motherboard (with the original CPU and other hardware) when I booted up, I got the message I had to activate again. I had to finally call Microsoft and actually called 3 different times before I got someone that would activate my replacement motherboard.
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12 Sep 2014   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ishraq View Post

So if i use the same motherboard, ill be fine?
If you mean literally the same motherboard, but with some other new hardware (CPU, hard drive, etc), I don't think you'd have any problem although you may have to actually call Microsoft.
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12 Sep 2014   #6
Ishraq

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Maybe...

I once had an Intel motherboard go bad under warranty. Intel replaced it with another of the same model. After installing the new motherboard (with the original CPU and other hardware) when I booted up, I got the message I had to activate again. I had to finally call Microsoft and actually called 3 different times before I got someone that would activate my replacement motherboard.






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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ishraq View Post

So if i use the same motherboard, ill be fine?
If you mean literally the same motherboard, but with some other new hardware (CPU, hard drive, etc), I don't think you'd have any problem although you may have to actually call Microsoft.
So for every pc i flog ill have to buy a license?
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12 Sep 2014   #7
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ishraq View Post
So for every pc i flog ill have to buy a license?
If you want the buyers to get a licensed Windows with their PC, then of course yes. One Windows licence can only be activated and valid on one PC at any given time.
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12 Sep 2014   #8
Ishraq

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ishraq View Post
So for every pc i flog ill have to buy a license?
If you want the buyers to get a licensed Windows with their PC, then of course yes. One Windows licence can only be activated and valid on one PC at any given time.
Meh. Okay thanks
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