Transfering of Branded dell OEM licenses RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I am having the Dell branded optiplex machines having OEM win XP & Win 7 licenses [licenses sticker key printed on machine cabinet].Now all of machines CPU cabinets got damaged and I am planing to replace the CPU cabinet, hardware will be remain same only planing to change the outer body [CPU cabinets].

    I I will use the same sticker licenses OS or key on another cabinet then is it legal way as per the Microsoft point of view or not ? Or I need to purchase OLA licenses.

    Please give your precious output regarding this.



    Friday, August 14, 2015 7:41 AM


  • If you are not changing the CPU/motherboard then the license that was associated with that hardware remains with that hardware, and not just the case it was in.  Use the key that was originally on case housing that motherboard and you will be fine.

    Kevin Remde US DX - IT Pro Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation

    • Edited by Kevin Remde Friday, August 14, 2015 1:48 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Kevin Remde Friday, August 14, 2015 1:48 PM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Monday, August 17, 2015 3:19 PM
    Friday, August 14, 2015 1:48 PM