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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou;15308570 
Well I'm going to call them right now, How would go about contacting them for something like this?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/activate-windows-7-on-this-computer
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Originally Posted by just_nuke_em;15308829 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/activate-windows-7-on-this-computer
See bottom of page.

This^^^^, this is exactly what i was talking about earlier, but he has a link. There will be no problems. Keep the board and follow these direction and enjoy. Just make sure you type in all the numbers correctly cuz there is a lot. And when it ask "how many computers this copy of Windows is used on", say 1.
post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou;15308467 
Ok so I just traded my AM3+ Board for another with pretty much the same value and now I'm stuck with a dilemma. Can or How do I transfer my Windows 7 64-Bit License to the new Motherboard?

Any help would be appreciated here.
Here's what I highly recommend:
  1. Try to activate it over the internet first
  2. If that fails, and it probably will, choose the option to activate by phone
  3. Call the number Windows itself will give you
  4. Try to activate using their automated thing
  5. If the automated thing fails, you'll be transferred to a live person (this is painless)
  6. They will ask you two questions. Both answers are "No":
    1. Is this your first time activating?
    2. Is this activated and installed on any other systems?
  7. When you answer "No" to both questions, they will thank you for answering their questions and then they will go ahead and activate it for you.


Note: They are not supposed to do this, so therefore I could get in serious trouble here on OCN for even posting this. However, I empathize with your situation, so therefore I don't care. smile.gif Do this, and it will work. Just keep it simple: only tell them what they ask. Don't offer additional information because then they might get irritated.
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Unless you are morally against it, I would just wait for the board to get to you and then hook it up and call microsoft, just tell them you have to RMA your board and need a new activation key.

Personally, I see it no different then how many people on here repeatedly use the newcustomer code on Newegg, but it is totally up to what you are comfortable with.
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by txzar;15308566 
I called Microsoft and told them my MB died and had to replace it and reinstalled windows. They ok'd it right there.


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post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou;15308536 
I know you can transfer licenses normally but maybe if I were to contact the License department of Microsoft they will allow me to transfer? Highly doubtful though.
I just call the phone activation computer tongue.gif
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http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/licensing_faq.aspx
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Q. Can my customers transfer or sell their OEM software licenses?
A. After an OEM software license has been installed on a PC, the license may not be installed on or transferred to another PC. However, the entire PC may be transferred to another end user along with the software license rights. When transferring the PC to the new end user, the software media, manuals (if applicable), and Certificate of Authenticity label must be included. It is also advisable to include the original purchase invoice or receipt. The original end user cannot keep any copies of the software.
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Q. My customer bought a new PC and wants to move the OEM software from the old PC to the new one. Can't users do whatever they want with their software?
A. The OEM software is licensed with the computer system on which it was originally installed and is tied to that original machine. OEM licenses are single-use licenses that cannot be installed on more than one computer system, even if the original machine is no longer in use. The End User Software License Terms, which the end user must accept before using the software, states that the license may not be shared, transferred to, or used concurrently on different computers. System builders must provide end-user support for the Windows license on computers they build, but cannot support licenses on computers they didn’t build. This is a fundamental reason why OEM System Builder licenses can't be transferred.
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post #29 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;15308874 
Here's what I highly recommend:
  1. Try to activate it over the internet first
  2. If that fails, and it probably will, choose the option to activate by phone
  3. Call the number Windows itself will give you
  4. Try to activate using their automated thing
  5. If the automated thing fails, you'll be transferred to a live person (this is painless)
  6. They will ask you two questions. Both answers are "No":
    1. Is this your first time activating?
    2. Is this activated and installed on any other systems?
  7. When you answer "No" to both questions, they will thank you for answering their questions and then they will go ahead and activate it for you.


Note: They are not supposed to do this, so therefore I could get in serious trouble here on OCN for even posting this. However, I empathize with your situation, so therefore I don't care. smile.gif Do this, and it will work. Just keep it simple: only tell them what they ask. Don't offer additional information because then they might get irritated.

Thank you for the help, I've about decided I'm going to wait until the other party gets online and talk this over but things are pointing to returning the motherboard and canceling the trade at this point as it seems the other party is a Linux User so therefore isn't interested in Windows 7.

(The positive side to this is the other party doesn't have a CPU for his board so the bright side is he won't be missing his computer anymore than he was when he shipped the motherboard. Still feel sorry though, probably will include something in the package for compensation if I have to return it.)
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou;15309114 
Thank you for the help, I've about decided I'm going to wait until the other party gets online and talk this over but things are pointing to returning the motherboard and canceling the trade at this point as it seems the other party is a Linux User so therefore isn't interested in Windows 7.

(The positive side to this is the other party doesn't have a CPU for his board so the bright side is he won't be missing his computer anymore than he was when he shipped the motherboard. Still feel sorry though, probably will include something in the package for compensation if I have to return it.)
He doesn't need to switch to Windows 7 in order to use your motherboard. wink.gif

Seriously: I'm not worried about it.
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