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Its once its fully activated
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Originally Posted by om3n View Post
if it's OEM, then the guy NEEDS to buy a new license. end of story.

well if he wants to do this legally. Believe me I have researched this all out before dude... unless you can convince a Microsoft employee to do something illegal (which is what some people are recommending... ) then you do need to buy a new license.
Correct he is

The law is that OEM is a one-shot deal for that particular motherboard. And while its probably very easy to get around that and just talk to microsoft, OCN's Terms of Service doesn't allow for discussing ways around the EULA, no matter how minor it may seem.

Seems strict? Install *nix


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that I don't know, but I'm assuming as soon as you activate it. I know it sucks... hopefully someone with OS coding experience can answer that one
It's done at the OOBE stage. If you buy a Dell, Compaq, etc, then it's done at the factory.

When we build our systems, its when we 'activate' Windows by either calling or going online. That long number you read to the phonebot is a hash of hardware info (also transmitted through the www method)
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Thread closed. This topic is NOT to be discussed.

AN MICROSOFT OEM OPERATING SYSTEM CAN BE USED ON 1 (ONE) COMPUTER EVER!!! IF YOU BUY IT WITH A PRE-BUILT, IT'S TIED TO THAT MACHINE. IF YOU BUY IT YOURSELF, YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE THE SYSTEM BUILDER AND IT'S TIED TO THE MACHINE YOU BUILD. A MACHINE IS THAT CASE IS EQUAL TO THE MOTHERBOARD. REPLACING THE MOTHERBOARD MEANS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A NEW LICENCE (UNLESS IT'S REPLACEMENT DUE TO RMA WITH AN IDENTICAL BRAND AND MODEL BOARD).

Any attempt to avoid this is deemed piracy.

On a side note, I am pretty surprised that people are willing to fork over $400 or so for a video card, but when it comes to an OS, a couple hundred dollars for a retail version is too much... OEM versions do come cheap for a reason.
    
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