Hello,I am building a PC for the first time. I am moving from an off the shelf desktop. I want to move my Windows license from the desktop, to my new computer, in order to avoid purchasing it again. I was given an OEM product key from Asus. I called Microsoft, and they told me that it will work with my new computer. Do I only have to put the Windows ISO file on a USB, plug into my new PC and run the ISO file, then input my old product key, and I am all set? Or is there something I am missing? The Microsoft guy made it sound very straightforward, but my research suggests that this is sometimes impossible to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
For Windows 7 and before, OEM keys in many cases are tied to the particular manufacturer, and it\’s ISO – that is, an OEM key from Dell would not work on retail ISO DVD.For Windows 10, you will probably have to call Microsoft again after you install Windows and enter your key, in order to re-activate it on the new build.