Thanks. So that EULA doesn't explicitly say the licence can be moved to a new machine but I suppose you are saying that is how it is interpreted.The MSA is just to store your original licence.. after that you are free to use local after transfer to the new PC.
By "type of device" does the EULA mean PC to PC, laptop to laptop" etc
Device can mean a real or virtual machine.
Device. In this agreement, “device” means a hardware system (whether physical or virtual) with an internal storage device capable of running the software. A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a device.
Stand-alone software. If you acquired the software as stand-alone software (and also if you upgraded from software you acquired as stand-alone software), you may transfer the software to another device that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if (i) you are the first licensed user of the software and (ii) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Every time you transfer the software to a new device, you must remove the software from the prior device. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between devices.
Just realised I'm not sure how the licence is transferred Is there anything to do on the old machine or is it just a case of install on new machine, deactivate in some way on old then activate on new?No as that cuts the link. But you only need to use account to link, then transfer licence. At that point, you can revert to a local account.
I think you answered that, but how long will I be able to use the old machine once deactivated or do I need to make sure I have everything before activating on the new machine?
You ensure licence is digitally linked to MS account on old pc by being on version 1607 and logging in with MS account, install 1607 on new pc, use activation troubleshooter to transfer licence (see tutorial section) and then simply delete windows from old pc.
tutorial section here?
The OEM Marker found in the firmware, means that the BIOS has an OEM SLIC table in it. It would have originally been activated with an OEM-SLP key from the factory. That could not have been the key you entered. Those keys are blocked from being accepted as a manual entry to activate Windows. They won't work to activate Windows 7 or Windows 10 when entered manually. That means you either used the OEM-COA key from the COA sticker, or a Retail key. You say you used a Retail 7 Pro key, so what was in the SLIC table is irrelevant. It has no bearing on transferability. It is not the licence being transferred.