> I've done it before...I think the key is telling them I bought it over the
> counter at a local store which I did, with no qualifying hardware.
> Joe Bloggs probably hasn't even heard of the differences between OEM &
> retail versions.
> Works for me everytime & i'm being 100% honest in the answers i give them.
Agree no problem moveing OEM when you phone MS, and tell them
where, how and when.. or what they might ask.
Also running a OEM version, they usually allow 1-2 Major upgrades before
they wont let me have a new s/n. (how it worked for Xp)
For vista ive only done this once so far.
But the OEM i got, was also over the counter. at the 1/5 of the "normal"
But then again after 2 major upgrades im gonna need to purchase a new s/n
since they only allow the first 1-2 upgrades..
Major upgrades could be
- Harddrive (only registered on activation C: drive)
Minor upgrades with no difficulties are from experience
- Networking equipement in general.
- Harddrives (besides C: drive Not registered with activation)
- And what else equipment you might find usefull for your "private" system
By private its not a issue as in if it is a Commercial use.
Com use no major upgrades allowed. $$$
Let the money train roll along..