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I just want to make sure I know what I'm doing.

My Grandpa wants an upgrade on his Dell. The idea was to upgrade his 4th Gen Pentium to my i3-6100. I found a motherboard which claims it has the LGA1151 socket, and only accepts DDR3 RAM - perfect for my Grandpa (as he already has some, and I'm sure I could buy him another stick if what he has is too little). I thought Skylake couldn't handle DDR3 ....

Anyway, that's by the by.

Does windows with it's OEM license (as it's a dell) relate the computer to the motherboard or the HDD? I think it's the mobo, but just want to be sure. For this project, we'll need a new mobo regardless, so that means a new Windows, doesn't it? Even if I cloned the HDD, to a SSD, it would not validate the licence would it?

He has Office on it too, which IIRC is one of those 1 -pc only. If he uninstalls that, can he still reuse the license after the upgrade is complete?
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Dell used to use 'proprietary' psu connectors, I'd double-check your upgrade plan-'
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Dell used to use 'proprietary' psu connectors, I'd double-check your upgrade plan-'

Hmm okay. will do!

As for the windows license, I think I'm right, aren't I?
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For the OS OEM licence you can not use it in another rig or component that not be the original one on which was attached or linked, in this case, a DELL motherboard.

For the Office licence, you can remove use it in the new rig since it is your property and while you meets the requirements (only 1 computer) you are legal to use it.
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For the OS OEM licence you can not use it in another rig or component that not be the original one on which was attached or linked, in this case, a DELL motherboard.

For the Office licence, you can remove use it in the new rig since it is your property and while you meets the requirements (only 1 computer) you are legal to use it.

Okay thank you very much.

I imagine the advice from this forum for a new windows is to just go into a shop and get one, instead of buying one of these £20 copies off somewhere like Kinguin?
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Okay thank you very much.

I imagine the advice from this forum for a new windows is to just go into a shop and get one, instead of buying one of these £20 copies off somewhere like Kinguin?

I think that would be the best and correct way to go, now, I do not know if where you live the Microsoft student apply, but in the USA you can get some OS with an special price if you are student for example.
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I think that would be the best and correct way to go, now, I do not know if where you live the Microsoft student apply, but in the USA you can get some OS with an special price if you are student for example.

Students can use dreamspark to get win 7 or 8.1 (enterprise) for free, students also get office for free
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Students can use dreamspark to get win 7 or 8.1 (enterprise) for free, students also get office for free

Amazing, I do not live int the USA or UK or a "1st world country" so, I do know know how this thing really works.
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Amazing, I do not live int the USA or UK or a "1st world country" so, I do know know how this thing really works.

If you're a student you should be able to get it thumb.gif

Here is the tutorial I followed

EDIT: OP if you aren't a student I would actually recommending buying off somewhere like Kinguin as its much cheaper
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