true badrobot, i might wait then for the new computer build. For now, to get used to win10, try it out, etc. I will install win10 Insider version, on a spare drive i just cleared for now and try it. Update Win8.1 to Win10 later on the new PC.
@Mystere The amount of PCs ive done and PCs that have hard drives fail or motherboard failures down the range of windows. I have all of them from Win 95 up to Win 8. I have that phone number on a piece of paper, i hated ringing up to explain to a support person, explaining what u were doing every time and saying "No i dont have it on 2 PCs and i wont use it that way" etc. I have the one to get straight to the exchange of codes to verify the install is legit. Hope its still the same lol.
windows OEM is tied to a motherboard, you can switch everything else on the computer and you can still legally use OEM windows, as long as you keep the motherboard
I want, Intel I7-5930k, MSI X99S Sli plus motherboard, Corsair DDR4 ram, MSI GTX960 graphics (maybe two of them im not sure.) with the new M.2 Samsung 128Gb drive (as the Win10 system drive), then ill keep some of my old SSD and HDs and PSU. I think its a good set to build.
Q. I am not a system builder, but I am building my own PC for personal use. Can I purchase OEM System Builder software?
A. Yes. Anyone who is building a PC for personal use with Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro software can use the Personal Use License.
Q. What happens if I build a PC with a Personal Use License, then later decide to sell it?
A. You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between computers. You may transfer Get Genuine Windows software, Pro Pack or Media Center Pack software only together with the licensed computer.
batlhilz provides the least confusing answer - You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you.
Mr E also said the same thing.
Any confusion probably stems from my mistake - I thought you had an OEM license, but it appears that you bought a System Builders license. Please accept my apology for obfuscating the answer with a bunch of drivel about another license class.
thats ok mate, i appreciate the help u guys gave me and its clarified it better