Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Further, if it's an OEM installation of the sort used by large PC makers, the license will be locked to the BIOS of the original motherboard.

An installation on a new MB won't have a normal means of activating.
Yep, if it's a factory OEM install of Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, the product code is embedded in the BIOS and is non transferable.
Even if it was a stand alone system builders copy, once installed and activated on a device, its not transferable to another device. Not in a hardware upgrade scenario. Replacement of defective hardware is another matter, but even then its subject to the rules laid out in the EULA.