Installation of win 8 transfer to another PC


I have lenovo thinkpad which is preinstalled with windows 8 pro. Also, I did a recovery disk.

I want to know because I bought the hardware and I also paid for the OS, what happens if I lost the laptop and lets say that I have created an image of my hard drive system.

Can I transfer this system image on another laptop. Or put differently that I want to install my windows I got from previous OEM to another laptop. Is this possible. Let's say my next laptop is still of the same oem.

In summary, I want to know the possibilities that are available to the end user. If I lost a laptop win 8 I got OEM will be rendered unnecessary because it is related to the laptop. How can I use that?

Thank you



If the Lenovo system came pre-installed - you paid for a package, not the computer and separate BONE.  The license linked this (pre-installed) OEM copy on the mother/system board, with which he came.  If the motherboard is burning upward (and OEM will replace with the same), the license burned too.

Maybe this article can help clarify:

(End of page one, page beginning two seems to be the situation that you have described.)

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