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Windows 7 Home Premium - OEM *Help*

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Good Afternoon Everyone,

I just read the OEM Clarification stick at the top of the thread but I have a question about. I am currently building a computer for myself and found out that I won't be able to use my current Hard Drive with my Windows XP Operating System because it is tied to the Dell Motherboard. I have a newer Hard Drive picked out and was looking at the Windows 7 Operating System and noticed that the OEM its $99 and the regular full edition is $179. Since the OEM is for system builders would I be able to use this for my computer? I am not selling to anyone but I am buying and assembling the entire computer from scratch.

I was also wondering if I would be able to use the Key on the OEM again if my Motherboard fails. I am getting a motherboard from newegg.com and out of 370 reviews I found one (1) or (2) that said their motherboard died and they had to get it replaced either by ASUS or newegg.com. If my motherboard dies within 4-6 months or maybe even sooner would I still be able to use the OEM key? I don't plan on using it on anymore computers than the one I am going to be building but I also don't want to have to pay an additional $99 if my motherboard does decide to fail. I know it says that minor upgrades to the computer are allowed under the OEM but the clarification states that Motherboards are not considered minor changes. Although it would not be changed to upgrade but would be changed with the same one because the prior one died.

Hopefully this thread isn't too confusing but any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't mind buying the regular Windows 7 Home Premium Full edition but I would love to save some cash as long as I'm obeying by the rules.
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post #2 of 6
Yes, you can buy Windows 7 OEM for a new system you're building. If your motherboard fails and you replace it with the same one, that's OK too. It may not let you re-activate Windows automatically, but there's an automated phone system you can call, follow the prompts and you'll be re-activated in 5 minutes.
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Awesome! Thank you very much for the reply. In case you are still watching the thread... Is there a location on this forum where you can post the parts of your computer you are building and have people rate it and double check to make sure everything is compatible or would I need to go to another forum? I really like this forum though. Already had two questions answered within 30 minutes. Thanks again!

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post #4 of 6
Look at the front page for a list of forums and post where you think your thread is relevant, but for what you're asking, it looks like one of these two forums would do, depending on your CPU:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general/
http://www.overclock.net/intel-general/
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Awesome! Thank you very much for the reply. In case you are still watching the thread... Is there a location on this forum where you can post the parts of your computer you are building and have people rate it and double check to make sure everything is compatible or would I need to go to another forum? I really like this forum though. Already had two questions answered within 30 minutes. Thanks again!

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A good place for this would be either the "Intel General" or "AMD General" sections, depending on which platform you go with. And yes, people will help you out with that very quickly.
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Thank you both! I will definitely be posting up a thread in the Intel section if you are interested and cross checking my parts or have any suggestions.
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Antec 902 V3 ATX Mid Tower 
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Antec 902 V3 ATX Mid Tower 
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