In case you feel that Microsoft doesn’t have enough control over your computing experience, read this little article.
“Validation will fail if the software detects a substantially different hardware configuration,” the spokesperson said. “At that point, the customer is able to use the one reassignment for the new device. If, after using its one reassignment right, a customer again exceeds the tolerance for updated components, the customer can purchase an additional license or seek remediation through Microsoft’s support services.”
Great. So, you can buy an OS and upgrade your hardware, then buy the OS again. Fan-freakin-tastic.
Ubuntu is a very nice alternative. Just sayin’.