just bought my first ssd
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June 15, 2012, 10:33 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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so i found this but im not sure if its saying that the licence is tied to the motherboard?
Q. Can a PC with an OEM Windows operating system have its motherboard upgraded and keep the same license? What if it was replaced because it was defective?
Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer—except the motherboard
—and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty.
The reason for this licensing rule primarily relates to the End User Software License Terms and the support of the software covered by that End User Software License Terms. The End User Software License Terms is a set of usage rights granted to the end user by the PC manufacturer and relates only to rights for that software as installed on that particular PC. The system builder is required to support the software on the original PC. Understanding that end users, over time, upgrade their PCs with different components, Microsoft needed to have one base component "left standing" that would still define the original PC. Since the motherboard contains the CPU and is the "heart and soul" of the PC, when the motherboard is replaced (for reasons other than defect) a new PC is essentially created. The original system builder did not manufacture this new PC, and therefore cannot be expected to support it.
Amd....definitely a blond female.....not much on the cpu side, but always strutting about showing off her gpus
My System Specs
ASUS sabertooth 990fx
phenom ii x6 1090T @3.8Ghz with a corsair h100
8GB corsair xms ddr3 1600 mhz
XFX reference radeon HD 6870
corsair force3 180gb ssd, wd 1TB black, seagate 2tb backup drive
fractal arc midi
win 7 home premium 64 bit
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