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Rommel Feb 21, 2011, 12:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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the new license terms for oem 7 is disturbing. "oem is not intended for hobbyisits". Is anoyone having trouble on processor/mb upgrades using there oem copy of 7?

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john albrich Feb 21, 2011, 01:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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"...not intended for...." does not equal "...won't sell to...." and unless they require a company tax ID to pre-screen every purchase AND to pre-screen support calls, I don't see a contractual justification to deny support based on that statement. Of course it would depend on more than just that snippet of information to make a complete assessment, but that's my first take on it.

If one does have trouble getting support, it would be interesting to see what a contract attorney makes of it.

kOrny Feb 21, 2011, 01:40pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 21, 2011, 01:42pm EST

>> Re: windows 7 licensing
i think the oem license is linked to your motherboard (you can upgrade cpu/ram with no conflict), however if for some reason you cannot activate it after a motherboard upgrade, you most likely will be able to activate by telephone with no problem (just tell them you upgraded your motherboard).

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