in the past when you moved the already activated windows to a different system you had to re activate the windows at the minimum and most of the time it would not even boot. just got me a ASUS laptop with windows 8 pre installed and activated. after playing around with it i decided to replace it's hard drive with SSD. so i cloned the windows 8 partition and everything worked out perfect and still activated. few days later i mounted the original drive that came with the laptop in a new system i was building which had a GIGABYTE board and to my surprise it booted of the windows 8 partition as it was installed on it and it is still ACTIVATED!!! i really have no idea how is that possible but here it is a week later and it is still activated. what do you think happened here? is it just a fluke or this can be repeated on other systems as well?