Since MS has continued to use their asinine licensing for OEM copies, I am trying to find a way to use this license for the PCs I build for myself. I am fully aware that the OEM license is tied to the motherboard and have no problem with that.
Here is the language from the MS website:
"If you are building a system for your personal use or installing an additional operating system in a virtual machine, you will need to purchase a full version of Windows 10, available in FPP. Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 system builder software does not permit personal use, and is intended only for preinstallation on customer systems that will be sold to end users.*"
It is very clear that the OEM license is not meant to be used on a personal machine (even though they cannot be so naive as to why the OEM licenses are the most popular). Regardless, I am one who tries to follow the rules; despite the chance of getting caught is negligible, I will not break the rules.
I will, however, try to find a loophole. What is stopping me from selling the computer to my friend for $1, then he immediately sells it back to me for $1? There can be a cash exchange and I became a reseller of this license. Is there any reason I could not do this?
As a reseller, am I supposed to have an invoice with a record of the transaction (even though a cash transfer will be impossible to prove)? What actually counts as a transfer of ownership? Do I have to have him take possession and drive it to his house? Can I build it, have him come over and do a cash exchange twice without the computer ever moving?
I would appreciate anyone's input on this.