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How is it stealing though.. Its on the same HDD just on a new computer?
Well since the OEM OS is clearly tied to the MoBo I don't understand your point or confusion.

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As a system builder and Microsoft partner, I can tell you with certainty that you are breaking EULA. In Micrososoft's eyes, new motherboard = new computer.

Can you install it and probably have it work fine, update, activate, etc?
Yes, if you haven't already activated it several several times you can probably use it with no problem.

That being said I don't advocate or recommend you breaking the EULA.

EDIT: I am sick to death of all the IP apologists who come in to any thread like this and start insulting the OP, saying stuff like, "You're stealing" "Its Immoral" etc.
It is NOT stealing, it is not immoral, and if you want to talk ethics Microsoft is the last organization you should be defending.
If he were to install it anyway on his new computer he'd be breaking EULA and that all. It is not theft, as no one was deprived of their property, it is NOT a crime and no cop would haul him off if found out, it would be a civil matter for civil courts and no criminal record.

I don't believe in something for nothing and I DO believe that people who produce things of value should be compensated, but IP law in this country and abroad has become WAY too draconian and is no longer even serving its original purpose, in fact now it is more being used to STIFLE creativity. So please everyone, just get off your high horses.
Wow you say two things and they seem to contradict.

Violating the EULA is theft. I don't have time to teach you the basics. I do maybe understand your frustration at the demonetizing of the OP for simply asking a question. But the answer is clear.

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And that, I'd say Ladies and Gentlemen, sums it up pretty darn well.
Sums up what? If you can get away with it it's cool? Or the mass confusion on this issue?

I am not the police and I really don't care what any of you do. But at least understand and articulate the clear and obvious to those that ask. Not allowed. What OP does is not my business. Maybe his or M$ or the police but certainly not mine.
    
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You can install Windows on any computer, and have it function as valid for 30 days. After that you will need a valid key. OEM keys are one use only.
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@ Asus Mobile wrote:
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Sums up what? If you can get away with it it's cool? Or the mass confusion on this issue?
If you read Mygaffer first line (below), you would see that it breaks the EULA, with all the legal and moral implications inherent in that act. That my friend, is what is summed up. How we choose to use that information is, as you say, up to us.

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As a system builder and Microsoft partner, I can tell you with certainty that you are breaking EULA. In Micrososoft's eyes, new motherboard = new computer.
I took the rest of the post as an personal rant, for which he, like you and like me is entitled.
Edited by Sethy666 - 7/15/09 at 10:52pm
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By the EULA it is not transferable.
BUT you can still consider it is an upgrade. The motherboard thing that someone mentioned above is just what microsoft "thinks" and is never a legal guildline, is just what MS "consider" a new computer is, it has no legal power as a guildlne of new build or upgrade.
When you reactiviate your key, you will have to call them since more than 10 components are different. All you need to do is tell them this is an UPGRADE and they will let you activiate, there is nothing they can do to you or will do to you.
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