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  1.    28 Mar 2017 #131
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobad View Post
    Most licenses are for the original motherboard. Change the mobo, you're supposed to purchase Windows again.
    Isn't that an OEM restriction?

    I thought Retail versions could be transferred to new Motherboard/CPU combinations.
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  2.    28 Mar 2017 #132
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Isn't that an OEM restriction?

    I thought Retail versions could be transferred to new Motherboard/CPU combinations.
    I think it's still pretty much a "depends" game. I built a new Skylake system (MB, CPU, RAM) less than a year ago and did a clean install of Windows 10 using the generic key and 10 never complained and activated. And my old Haswell system is also running Windows 10 with a generic key.

    That said, I also have a legitimate Windows 10 P(Education version) OS with it's own key, but I've not used it yet.
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  3.    30 Mar 2017 #133
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    My comment was actually related to this:
    Quote Originally Posted by bobad View Post
    Most licenses are for the original motherboard. Change the mobo, you're supposed to purchase Windows again. Since Ryzen or Kaby Lake did not exist in the Win 7-8 era, a new license is required. Some licenses, like Enterprise, should not require a new license, but we'll see.
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  4.    30 Mar 2017 #134

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    So the MS lied about the W7 being supported until 2020.

    In a sane world, this should cause a user backlash/boycott against W10 (just like W8) forcing MS to release W11.
    No any machine purchased with WIndows 7 or upgraded to WIndows 7 WILL BE SUPPORTED until 2020. Even PC's downgraded from Windows 10 to WIndows 7 on ALL processors except the new Intel and AMD processors.
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  5.    11 Apr 2017 #135
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    Quote Originally Posted by orlbuckeye View Post
    No any machine purchased with WIndows 7 or upgraded to WIndows 7 WILL BE SUPPORTED until 2020. Even PC's downgraded from Windows 10 to WIndows 7 on ALL processors except the new Intel and AMD processors.
    Really?
    Why is MS blocking these CPUs?
    https://www.askwoody.com/2017/confli...ddr4-machines/
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