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    tompsonn, thank you for spelling this out clearly.  That was my knowledge of the topic, too.  But what about OEM licensing for Windows 8?  I read several places that this is allowed for the OEM (or is it System Builder) edition of Windows 8.  If you could spell that out as clearly as above it would be helpful! thumb.gif
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@tompsonn: Thanks for that clarification, shouldn't be unclear to anyone anymore.

Despite that, do you still know the answer to my original question? Motherboard cannot be updated, but can the OS be?
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    If you have a HDD with an OEM OS installed on it (like say, Vista), and you take that HDD out, and put a new HDD in that computer, and install say, Windows 8.1, you can at any time unplug that HDD and put the old one in, and run the original OEM OS (in this case, Vista).  If you sell your system you could ship it out with either (or both) of those HDDs installed for the new user.  You would lose your rights to the OS that you ship out, and to any of the OEM OSes that you also installed on that machine (since OEM OSes are tied to the machine).  They could, at any time reformat and install any OS they want, OEM or not.  As long as they bought the new OS, it is a new license.  It doesn't matter how many OEM OSes have been installed on one computer, just they all "belong" to that computer after they are activated.

    I hope that answers your question clearly enough! smile.gif
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post #14 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    If you have a HDD with an OEM OS installed on it (like say, Vista), and you take that HDD out, and put a new HDD in that computer, and install say, Windows 8.1, you can at any time unplug that HDD and put the old one in, and run the original OEM OS (in this case, Vista).  If you sell your system you could ship it out with either (or both) of those HDDs installed for the new user.  You would lose your rights to the OS that you ship out, and to any of the OEM OSes that you also installed on that machine (since OEM OSes are tied to the machine).  They could, at any time reformat and install any OS they want, OEM or not.  As long as they bought the new OS, it is a new license.  It doesn't matter how many OEM OSes have been installed on one computer, just they all "belong" to that computer after they are activated.

    I hope that answers your question clearly enough! smile.gif

Well that sure did it!

You are right, I could delete everything else from that HDD except the OS and have dual-boot option (or tri, since I have Ubuntu there already), I am actually getting a new SSD for the new OS.

Thank you for your help!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    tompsonn, thank you for spelling this out clearly.  That was my knowledge of the topic, too.  But what about OEM licensing for Windows 8?  I read several places that this is allowed for the OEM (or is it System Builder) edition of Windows 8.  If you could spell that out as clearly as above it would be helpful! thumb.gif

Personal Use License permits transfer of the software. It is new in Windows 8 and similar to OEM system builder license, but changed for personal use rather than selling built machines to customers.
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