ability to re-use operating system?
Posted 31 May 2006 - 08:05 PM
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 08:09 AM
Posted 01 June 2006 - 08:26 AM
An OEM license is tied to a MACHINE, a retail and upgrade are tied to a USER.
So, when you install the retail, you can install it on a different machine, but only after removing it from the first
When you install an OEM version, it cannot be transferred to a different PC.
I have heard that MS is getting a little picky about what this means now. For example, if you have a PC and you swap out the motherboard, they will say the motherboard was the machine,
In the past, they did not really care about this sort of thing and in practice treated it like if you have some componants from the old machine it is OK, but they are now specifically tying an OS to certain core componants--system board, cpu
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