I would like to license a copy of Windows XP and Windows 7 for four to five PCs. Purchasing legal content is expensive, especially for those living in a poverty-stricken state; if an individual decides to spend such money, it is a real discouragement if one has to buy new license every time his motherboard needs to be changed. (Because of extreme hot weather, hardware components go bad frequently in my region.)
From what I understand, there are many ways shown on the Microsoft site for Volume Licensing, but I am interested in purchasing a lifetime license for each PC separately.
Suppose in the near future that the motherboard of the PC gets burnt! Will the existing license for that PC work with a replaced/new motherboard, or will I have to purchase a new license?