License

Transfer of OEM Licenses

OEM Licenses and what you can do.OEM License

Over the last 6 to 8 months as my clients have been moving away from Windows XP to Windows 7 or upgrading their computers one question keeps being asked over and over again “can I transfer the operating system to another computer to save money” The answer is yes and no you can transfer it if you purchased a retail copy or you have some kind of volume licence however when you enter the realm of OEM licenses it’s a totally different ball game and the following explanation below has been taken directly from the Microsoft Website.

The End User Software License Terms is granted to the end user by you, the system builder. It is related to the OEM System Builder License for the PC on which it was originally installed. You are required to support the license on that original PC, but you cannot support a license that has been moved from a PC that you manufactured to one that you did not. This is one of the key reasons an OEM System Builder License can’t be transferred. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

PC Transfer to Another End User

The entire PC, however, may be transferred to another end user, along with the software license rights. When transferring the PC to the new end user, the following must be included:

  • Original software media
  • Manuals (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Authenticity (COA)

It is also advisable to include the original purchase invoice or receipt. The original end user cannot keep any copies of the software.