1.    13 Dec 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I change motherboards every 4-6 months - which version of 10 Pro ?


    I change out my motherboard every 4-6 months through partial system upgrades - I know my original 'free' 10 Pro won't survive the trip because of the change in the board.

    What version of 10 Pro do I need to purchase so my 10 key will be able to be activated when I move from one board to another? OEM? Full retail? I ask as I want to make the right decision the first time.

    thanks.
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  2.    13 Dec 2015 #2
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    You need full retail. OEM is stuck with the first board where it was installed.
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  3.    13 Dec 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You need full retail. OEM is stuck with the first board where it was installed.
    Like this one then?

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wind...89%3AMicrosoft
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  4.    13 Dec 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Hufnagel View Post
    Like this one then?
    Yes, seems like it.
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  5.    13 Dec 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Yes, seems like it.
    thank you
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  6.    13 Dec 2015 #6
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    Now, if you have a retail version of Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can write a letter to Microsoft and point out to them that their EULA that comes with the Windows 10 upgrade states that a retail version of Windows 7 or 8 is supposed to upgrade to a retail version of Windows 10 and you would therefore like them to provide you with a retail Windows 10 license and they just might provide you with a Windows 10 retail product key.

    It's in paragraph 4.b of the Windows 10 EULA.
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