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Upgrading windows 7 retail to windows 8 pro and license oem/retail?

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    windows 8 pro x64

    Upgrading windows 7 retail to windows 8 pro and license oem/retail?

    I have windows 7 home premium with retail box license in my computer. I am thinking of upgrading to windows 8 pro because of low upgrading fee but I doubt if I have a retail box license after upgrade ? I wanna keep my retail license since oem license expires if I chance my mainboard.I experienced a couple of mainboard replaces in the past. Do you know about this? Would I keep my retail license after upgrade or would microsoft turn my license to oem?
    Thanks in advance.

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    windows 8 pro x64

    NoelDP helped me with the answer . Thank you, NoelDP.


    Can I transfer the software to another computer or user?

    You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to
    a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new
    user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media,
    the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person,
    without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the
    media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer. You may not transfer the software to
    share licenses between computers. You may transfer Get Genuine Windows software, Pro Pack or Media
    Center Pack software only together with the licensed computer.

    Last edited by ecevit; 27 Oct 2012 at 14:31.
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