Windows 10: Microsoft locks Ryzen and Kaby Lake users out of updates on Windows 7

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       7 Hours Ago #131

    bobad said: 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.    7 Hours Ago #132

    lehnerus2000 said: 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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