Digital License is stored by MS - OEM in BIOS is activated by OEM. and to the best of my knowledge as stated by MS the KEY is tied to the motherboard. and OEM (Per Dell and HP) is also tied to the mobo. so unless you have a Mulit Activation Key (Retail) or (MAK) or GVLK which is Activated by a KMS Server such as (College or Large Business). My Windows 10 Pro (DVD Retail iso) 9/07/2017 still installs then auto updates and Activates and this is my 3rd Home Built Custom Computer. I also use VAMT3.1 (ADK) to verify and check the KEYs Per Microsoft.