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new mobo and processor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by villadu, Oct 14, 2011.

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  1. villadu

    villadu Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 2011
    I have a recent copy of windows 7 pro purchased online. if i install a new mobo, processor and graphics card will i have to reinstall or repurchase win 7?
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    If you purchased a copy then you can re-use it on your upgrade, but you may have to reinstall it if you changing the motherboard - ideally you should reinstall it so it doesn't have all the drivers and configuration of the old system anyway.
  3. win2kpro


    Jul 19, 2005
    If you purchased a RETAIL copy of Windows 7 Pro it could be used on your new configuration. If you purchased the OEM copy of Windows 7 Pro Microsoft most likely will not let you use it if you change the motherboard and other components.
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