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Windows 7: Just installed Windows 7, can't use it

07 Sep 2010   #11
gregrocker
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OP has a Builder's OEM copy of Win7 so it cannot be assumed at all that MS would allow it to be reinstalled on another computer.

While exceptions are sometimes allowed, under the EULA once it is installed the hardware changes are limited and never allow a mobo change. This is why manufacturers replace with exact same mobo.

The OEM restrictions are even more onerous than this as explained here: Windows 7 OEM and Regular?


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