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Transferring windows 8 to new PC

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EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
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Technically, no. It is an OEM license for that machine only. That said, I have done that before and called MS to activate and they did it (was totally honest with them). I am not sure if that was a fluke or not however. But, its an OEM license so typically not.

Though your link says otherwise...as well as official documentation: https://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/li...s/transfer_oem_licenses.aspx#fbid=gWjzldZ8Lf9

I guess my information was NOT correct.
 
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Opusbuild

Opusbuild

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Technically, no. It is an OEM license for that machine only. That said, I have done that before and called MS to activate and they did it (was totally honest with them). I am not sure if that was a fluke or not however. But, its an OEM license so typically not.

Though your link says otherwise...as well as official documentation: https://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/li...s/transfer_oem_licenses.aspx#fbid=gWjzldZ8Lf9

I guess my information was NOT correct.

Thanks Earthdog. Your link might be suggesting it can't be transferred.

".... This is one of the key reasons why an OEM System Builder License can’t be transferred. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"

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RollingThunder

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Technically, no. It is an OEM license for that machine only. That said, I have done that before and called MS to activate and they did it (was totally honest with them). I am not sure if that was a fluke or not however. But, its an OEM license so typically not.

Though your link says otherwise...as well as official documentation: https://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/li...s/transfer_oem_licenses.aspx#fbid=gWjzldZ8Lf9

I guess my information was NOT correct.

ED,

I've had an OEM transferred (XP PRO on a 939 system) via telephone with Microsoft. Being frankly truthful I explained
that the motherboard it was on shorted out and that those boards were no longer made. So I upgraded my whole
system to this Intel E8500 and I explained nothing new was being made for the older 939 AMD CPU. They allowed it
and I received a valid key. I had nothing to lose by calling them.



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EarthDog

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Yep, I know.. I linked already I was incorrect. :)

Tide didn't play the best team in the B10 this year...but got rolled by them last year. :D