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Windows 7 OEM multi HDD for hotswap

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I'm an honest guy. I generally prefer to follow the rules, even if it costs me some extra loot. So, would I be properly exercising my rights as Windows 7 OEM owner if I installed it onto two harddrives, using them to hotswap while I am overclocking on the same rig?
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Hmmmm.... if would be legal if you installed the OS and then applied an image of the OS onto another HDD.

Not sure if installing on two HDDs would be technically?
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I don't see a problem with it, an OEM license is per motherboard, which you'd still be abiding by.
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I don't see a problem with it, an OEM license is per motherboard, which you'd still be abiding by.
What if your motherboard died? Is it okay to reinstall on a new mobo?
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I think you'd have to contact microsoft directly and explain that you had to replace the mobo due to component failure. They SHOULD just give you a new activation key, as they would be assuming that you were being honest. They may inquire as to what model mobo you had, and the replacement. The OEM product does not transfer to a new mobo due to upgrade, so if you upgraded to replace the bad part, be prepared to explain why.
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