Quote: Originally Posted by mr bluesky
yes i bought my copy from shop and license is:"Licensed for distribution only with a new PC"
Oops, you edited that post. "Licensed for distribution only with a new PC" is embossed on restore disks. These are disks that come with OEM windows machines and can ONLY be used to reinstall windows on that particular computer.
OK, so things are slightly different in this case.
1) You can use that disk ONLY to reinstall Windows 7 on ONLY this particular machine. Upgrading hardware other than the motherboard will not affect activation.
2) Online activation doesnt apply here, the disk just looks for a bios flag and Windows 7 will auto activate.