I don't fully understand how Windows 7 Retail vs OEM. What I understand is OEM is locked to one computer. AKA Mac address or
BIOS, not sure. However, what happens when my the Intel motherboard fails or I decide to upgrade my system motherboard included, which I like do on a regular basic. Is the OEM version still locked to the original motherboard and if it fails I must purchase a new OEM copy of Windows 7? Or can it truly be relicensed, if only one copy if active? Is there a method for doing so? It is still a Full Windows 7 license, which I paid for. Can I just replace the motherboard and reinstall it? I don't care about Windows Support, or the box.
With Windows XP Professional OEM, I was able to reinstall if my motherboard was changed out (I must of changed motherboard 10 times in 10 years) or if I upgraded my hard drives. Reinstall required a phone call and explainiation, however, it was never a problem.
Good FAQ here, but doesn't answer my question.
Thanks for your response I am sure others would like to know and understand this situation.