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  1. Posts : 9,497
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without
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       #61

    Um, no. OEM versions never provide support to the customer.
    Yep Paul I was being facetious and yes you are absolutely correct I have admitted it was my fault for not remembering I had signed up before during the time the upgrade was being offered, and yes maybe I should have asked in here first before rushing in as excited as I was at the time because I do enjoy the dual boot on the small laptop because it saves me a lot of time and energy but I didn't.

    All I can say is my sincere apologies to all that have tried to help me out and know I have made what I know now are some really basic mistakes and yes it has cost me dearly for being so gung ho with everything I do. I will not make any further remarks on this subject and in hindsight should have just shut up and got on with it and not voiced my own particular feelings regarding how I was dealt with.

    However I do feel that Microsoft have radically changed their attitude from being rather obliging and pleasantly helpful because I have had to reinstall onto a new board more than once before for myself and my family - before to an attitude of tough luck mate ignorance of the law so to speak is no excuse go suck it up.

    Again my apologies for wasting everyone's time and perhaps patience.
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  2. Posts : 17,361
    Windows 11 Pro
       #62

    alphanumeric said:
    Once you activate an OEM copy, it's tied to that PC (motherboard). Retail is transferable, OEM isn't. Windows 10 and Windows 7 both go by the same rules.
    Except that Microsoft is now transferring OEM licences, through the activation troubleshooter and a Microsoft Account.
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  3. Posts : 14,600
    Windows 10 IoT
       #63

    NavyLCDR said:
    Except that Microsoft is now transferring OEM licences, through the activation troubleshooter and a Microsoft Account.
    Yes, you can do that. IMHO though that's not it's intended purpose. My read on that is its for a scenario where your mother board failed, and you had to replace it. The new motherboard even if its an exact replacement will fail activation. Or you changed a bunch of hardware at the same time. The troubleshooter will fix it for you and reactivate your PC. Being able to transfer an OEM license is just a side effect of Microsoft not making the requirements to use the tool too stringent. Add to that, that just about every PC on the planet now gets Digital License, even OEM Windows 10 installs and its not to hard to transfer your DL. Just my 2 cents.
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  4. Posts : 19,240
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #64

    alphanumeric said:
    Yes, you can do that. IMHO though that's not it's intended purpose. My read on that is its for a scenario where your mother board failed, and you had to replace it. The new motherboard even if its an exact replacement will fail activation. Or you changed a bunch of hardware at the same time. The troubleshooter will fix it for you and reactivate your PC. Being able to transfer an OEM license is just a side effect of Microsoft not making the requirements to use the tool too stringent. Add to that, that just about every PC on the planet now gets Digital License, even OEM Windows 10 installs and its not to hard to transfer your DL. Just my 2 cents.
    I'm sure MS is aware of that side effect and if they wanted to remove it they would. MS wants as many on W10 as possible so probably closing an eye.
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  5. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #65

    Just forget OEM/System Builder licenses exist. They aren't intended for hobbyists on their own computers.
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  6. Posts : 14,600
    Windows 10 IoT
       #66

    CountMike said:
    I'm sure MS is aware of that side effect and if they wanted to remove it they would. MS wants as many on W10 as possible so probably closing an eye.
    They know.
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