OEM license is tied to the whole system and not only motherboard or disk. Preinstalled key is this days written in BIOS, but that does not mean it’s tied to it. You can change HDD and you can change RAM. You can change CPU or even upgrade it.
Is Windows license tied to hard drive?
Hello, License is usually tied to motherboard, not hard drive. So you can reinstall Windows 10 and it should automatically activated.
Is Windows license linked to motherboard?
When installing Windows 10, the digital license associates itself with your device’s hardware. If you make significant hardware changes on your device, such as replacing your motherboard, Windows will no longer find a license that matches your device, and you’ll need to reactivate Windows to get it up and running.
Is Microsoft Office tied to motherboard?
Is Windows stored on hard drive?
Yes, it is stored on the harddrive.