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Old May 27, 2011, 11:27 AM
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hello all. I recently purchased an OEM copy of windows 7 along with a hard drive, and intend on installing it on a computer with relatively old components. I was wondering what would happen if I were to chose to decommission this old rig and choose to build a new rig? would I be throwing away my OEM key along with it? or can I reinstall windows 7 on a new set up (as long as the old set up is decommissioned)
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Old May 27, 2011, 11:33 AM
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the oem key is tied to the motherboard...is there any way to get around this?
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Old May 27, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Its tied but doesn't make a difference. If a stink is to happen just call MS and say your board died and had to replace it.
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Old May 27, 2011, 08:00 PM
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Theres also numerous OEM patches out there somewhere, I dunno about the legality of using it, but just informing you that it is out there ;)
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