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Windows 10 OEM

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#1 fred93


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:26 PM

I am planning a new build and I have a question about OEM OS (Windows 10) If I install windows 10 OEM and I have questions down the road will I be able to get help from you guys???



I have seen some posts where a person was told that you could not help him because his OS was not legal? I assume that a OEM OS would be legal & you guys would help me if I had a problem in the future--yes???

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 20 April 2017 - 05:19 PM.
Moved from 'Discussion' to 'Support'.

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#2 Hareen


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:57 PM

OEM Windows 10 locks you into one configuration. If you change the configuration too much it is considered a new computer and the license won't be valid anymore. Changing the motherboard is considered too much. You may be able to call Microsoft in a case where you need to replace the motherboard and they may offer you a new product code. Or they may direct you to purchase a new Windows 10 license.

The Retail license is more flexible as it is transferable. However if you don't release the license from the old computer yourself then you may need to call Microsoft to release it.


As long as the OS is original and legit you can get support here.

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