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Originally Posted by Mercyflush64 View Post

Technically the new laptop is a new machine and the licensing is not transferable so you would need to buy a new copy of the OS. From what I was told by the online customer service even a motherboard or CPU swap is considered a new machine and therefore subject to new licensing.

Just motherboard swaps as that's what the key is tied to. CPU swaps won't trigger anything ( assuming the same motherboard ), just plug in and start the computer, no restart required.
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I activated by phone the first time I installed 8. After that, any time I reinstalled I could activate online. Weird.
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