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Reinstalling OEM Windows 7

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I bought my computer a year ago and bought the OEM version of Win7 with it. I installed it in dual-boot with Arch Linux, but I overestimated how much disk space I would need for Windows programs and games and as a result my Linux partition has been almost full for months. I thought of re-installing everything with more space for Linux files. Right now I have the Windows partition first, followed by Linux partitions, but I want to change it so that Linux partitions are first and Windows is last.

The question is this: will OEM Windows 7 think that you're installing it on a different computer (and complain about the license) if you change the partitions?
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It should work unless you change the motherboard.
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I'm not changing anything except the partitions so it should work then. Thanks
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