OWM Windows 7, and processor upgrade.

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  1. Stratman490

    Stratman490 New Member

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    OEM Windows 7, and processor upgrade.

    I am thinking about upgrading the processor on my system, and have Win 7 Home Premium OEM installed. Will changing the processor require a call to Microsoft to re activate windows? or is it a little more "hardware change" friendly?
     
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    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Re: OEM Windows 7, and processor upgrade.

    What does the OEM license give as restrictions about changing computers, or changes to a system on which it is installed?

    I don't know about a processor change, but OEM installs are normally only good for the computer originally installed on.
     
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    Re: OEM Windows 7, and processor upgrade.

    far as I was aware only the motherboard being changed requires re-activating.
     
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    Re: OEM Windows 7, and processor upgrade.

    Thanks for the replies !!
     

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