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  1.    09 Sep 2016 #30

    I know that document. You will however find other info (also again by Microsoft themselves) and find that other regulations apply to different OS'.
    Please consult a lawyer that knows his stuff.
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  2.    09 Sep 2016 #31

    I am afraid that consulting a lawyer costs much more than buying a new Windows license.
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  3.    09 Sep 2016 #32

    Matthew, even if you asked Microsoft, you would get ten different answers if you asked ten different specialists. Licensing+MS=Horror. Ever since. I can only assure you, that in the EU, MS has lost in court and OEM licenses are not bound to hardware any more.

    Let's stop the discussion.
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  4.    10 Sep 2016 #33

    Comport Colin said: View Post
    I can only assure you, that in the EU, MS has lost in court and OEM licenses are not bound to hardware any more.
    Can you say more about that? I have never heard it before.
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  5.    10 Sep 2016 #34

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru.../#entry4015947

    So that applies to all countries in EU unless court (national or EU) decides to make another decision. And to do that decision they need something much bigger than single OEM license transferred/sold. I live inside EU and in my country Windows OEM licences are openly sold. Especially after that court ruling nobody cares. Not even Microsoft!

    All summed up, transferring Windows OEM licence may be illegal somewhere around world but not everywhere. And in many countries laws override any licence terms.
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  6.    10 Sep 2016 #35

    So what's the issue here? OEM licences can be resold anywhere ... are we talking about separating the licence from the PC? ... it still cannot be transfered tho'...right?
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  7.    10 Sep 2016 #36

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    Can you say more about that? I have never heard it before.
    This guy is talking complete crap. Only in Germany have they ruled that oem system builder licences can be transferred to new devices. Even in Germany, preinstalled slp oem licences are not transferable which is the bulk of them.

    For the rest of the EU, we are bound by the same restrictions as the rest of the world until national Governments in EU ratify any changes (any EU directive has to be ratified by member states). This guy has no idea of how the EU works!
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  8.    12 Sep 2016 #37

    Cerberus, some years ago, I investigated about this matter and found this: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/documen...t=1&cid=761535
    I am no lawyer and I guess you are neither, but please let me know what you make of it.
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  9.    31 Mar 2017 #38

    After linking my Microsoft account to my digital license, I switched back to using a local account to sign in to Windows 10.
    In the future, if I change my motherboard, can I use the Activation troubleshooter to reactivate Windows?
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       31 Mar 2017 #39

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    After linking my Microsoft account to my digital license, I switched back to using a local account to sign in to Windows 10.
    In the future, if I change my motherboard, can I use the Activation troubleshooter to reactivate Windows?
    Hello Matthew, :)

    It should, but to be safe, I would recommend to switch to your Microsoft account and make sure it's linked to your digital license before changing the motherboard.
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