oem key or retail key for windows 10 and what are the dangers

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Im building a budget computer which mean I need a OS I am thinking of buying a oem key because it has a cheaper price than the retail one. question is what are the problem, hazard, and danger I will encounter if I Use the oem key of windows 10
 

USAFRet

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From one drive to another in the same system is no problem.
A couple of ways to do it.

OEM or Retail?
With Win 10, the differences are basically nothing. You can indeed move that license to different hardware.
Read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3164428/windows-build-1607-activation.html
 

Phillip Corcoran

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OEM key can only be used on the first motherboard you use it on (ie not valid for any other motherboard should you decide to upgrade to a different motherboard at some time in the future). That's why it's cheaper than non-OEM key, it can't be transferred to a different system.
 
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another question can you transfer its installation on another storage... example, I primarily installed it in my hdd then after some time I bought a ssd and I want to transfer it to ssd.. is it possible and how?

 

USAFRet

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Mar 16, 2013
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From one drive to another in the same system is no problem.
A couple of ways to do it.

OEM or Retail?
With Win 10, the differences are basically nothing. You can indeed move that license to different hardware.
Read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3164428/windows-build-1607-activation.html
 

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