Originally Posted by ryan92084
Originally Posted by SpankyMcFlych
I thought the way it was now you could install/reinstall windows as many times as you wanted with the only limitation being it has to be on the same computer. And the same computer counts as any hardware change you want except for a motherboard. A new motherboard = a new computer = a new windows license.
So now are they going to force you to buy a new license after your third reformat/reinstall or something? Change your ram, then later change your hard drive, and then later upgrade your gpu and then that's it. No more hardware fiddling allowed?
iirc the oem version of win10 ( including the free upgrade) is tied to the motherboard. If you swap the motherboard you have to jump through some hoops to reactivate the upgrade. The full version is less restrictive.
I think we've covered this topic half a dozen times in the last year.
But it can't hurt to remind people of why they shouldn't upgrade certain machines in certain situations.
I'm considering upgrading a Windows 8 system just to play Forza on PC, but besides that I'll just buy a disk... "someday".