4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2012 1:21 PM by El_Plates

    Windows OEM license to Hardware relationship.

    El_Plates Level 1

      I’m asking this question in the Hardware forum because from what I’ve read; a Windows OEM license is married to either one Motherboard, or a Hard Drive.

      Is that true ? Results from searching have given me conflicting answers.

      What happens if the Motherboard or C: Drive dies? would the associated Windows license be lost along with it?


      One computer components store told me that qualifying for OEM no longer depends on what components you buy, or when you buy them. That conflicts with everything else I’ve read.


      Note- My choice of Windows OS is Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit, SP1, OEM.