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1) Only if you have two completely separated HDDs. GPT replaces MBR, it does not work with it.

2) I've never run into that situation.

3) http://www.ghacks.net/2016/06/23/windows-10-license-microsoft-account/

OEM keys may be special, but it looks like MS is attempting to automate the reusing of keys by disabling the copy on the "old" system when it activates the new one. Not available in normal builds just yet.
1. Now that I think of it, that's what I did back then, and I think that was the problem. I did two separate installs on two separate HDDs (each of them disconnected while installing the other) but the first install was MBR and the second was GPT, and that should have been the problem.

2. Is it possible for MBR to be converted to GPT (Win 7 install) and not lose any data during the process?

3. Thanks for this interesting piece of info. I'll look deeper into it when I have some more time. But I take it there's no definitive info inside the article considering OEM keys, correct?

Not that I am aware of.

OEM keys are for OEMs. When your HDD dies in an OEM computer, they send you a pre-imaged drive or an install disk. If your motherboard dies, they take the computer back and fix it. The only way to know is to experiment.
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