Windows 10: If i upgrade my computer... Solved

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  1.    07 Jun 2015 #11

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Ok, another technicality ... you have an OEM license which does not allow you to transfer the OS to another machine.
    Actually, that's not true. With Windows 8, Microsoft relaxed the licensing of System Builder licenses to allow transfer if you were the one that purchased the license for your own use. ie, System Builder is essentially a "Retail" license because there was no official Retail license of Windows 8.
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       07 Jun 2015 #12

    Jamesfle said: View Post
    Hi i just want clarification. If i upgraded my current PC specs to a newer better one. Would my free upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10 still be ok or not?

    I mean basically, do i HAVE to buy the new PC before i upgrade to win 10? or can i use it on both the old PC which i will get rid of (so i mean i wont have it installed on 2 PCs at the same time), then when i get the new one, reinstall it without any problems. Like the usual, this windows key has been used, buy a new one? Then have to ring the number as normal and put in the code, blah blah, and get a verification code back.


    Yeah, if you were planning to get Win 10 on a new PC why didn't you wait till July. New PCs will come with Win 10 and you wouldn't have to raise this question.
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  3.    07 Jun 2015 #13

    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.
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  4.    08 Jun 2015 #14

    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
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  5.    08 Jun 2015 #15

    Mystere said: View Post
    Actually, that's not true. With Windows 8, Microsoft relaxed the licensing of System Builder licenses to allow transfer if you were the one that purchased the license for your own use. ie, System Builder is essentially a "Retail" license because there was no official Retail license of Windows 8.
    Well i hope Mystere is the correct one on this situation here, because that motherboard isnt going to be in my new build

    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.
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  6.    08 Jun 2015 #16

    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.




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       08 Jun 2015 #17

    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.
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  8.    08 Jun 2015 #18

    thats ok mate, i appreciate the help u guys gave me and its clarified it better
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