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Old March 23, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Default Win 7 OEM in a new build

The internet is full of confusion over this point, and my HWC search didn't yield me an answer. I have Windows 7 OEM on my current computer, which links itself with the motherboard (from what I understand). I would only have it running in the new build (current CPU/MOB/Ram would be parted out). I am not doing this right now, but wanted a solid answer before upgrade time comes around.

If I did get a new CPU/MOB/Ram, am I forced into buying a new copy of Windows? Can Microsoft be called to use it in the new build, or am I SOL? Please don't answer if you are just guessing (I have read enough of that on the internet). Looking for a solid answer.
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