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took it in to a tech, who changed the cpu. It doesn't matter if it is a volume license, their script requires that the answer be one, any other answer will fail. If you do I recommend going the way by phone activation over internet activation. If the OP is going to go for that methood, I think it's best he should know that there might be a lot of useless drivers and files that would be http://mffonline.com/windows-10/can-i-make-my-start-screen-smaller-when-running-duplicate-displays.php

solved Changing CPU and Motherboard without reinstalling windows? I want to replace my OEM MSI MS-6577 mobo that came with my HP for another version of the MSI MS-6577 mobo but the new one would have an AGPx4 slot I have an OEM system builder windows 8.1 copy. OK? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-i-replace-my-oem-mobo-with-the-same-make-model-but-different-version.112604/

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Will I have to get a new OS? You can... What if I'm just swapping out a defective motherboard with the same model? 26 commentsshareall 26 commentssorted by: besttopnewcontroversialoldrandomq&alive (beta)[–]KillAllTheThings 13 points14 points15 points 2 years ago(2 children)You Windows installation may notice the change

so if i give my activation code i really could try that? permalinkembedsaveparent[–]KillAllTheThings 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago(0 children)Whatever works. OEM can be bought by the end user(they are not by any means limited to OEM manufacture like Dell and HP) and they are available on many sites like newegg and How To Upgrade Motherboard And Cpu Without Reinstalling Windows My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Build OS Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 CPU Intel i7-980x @ 3.6GHz Motherboard Intel DX58SO Memory Corsair 12GB DDR3 RAM (3x4GB)

Just measure the internal motherboard space in your chassis and then compare it to these measurements: http://www.sqa.org.uk/e-learning/HardOSSupp01CD/page_31.htmYou can move a licence to a new computer only if you have a retail If I Replace My Motherboard Will Windows 10 Still Work JDFanJun 22, 2012, 11:03 AM ungovernable said: I'm changing my motherboard and would really avoid to reinstall windows. permalinkembedsaveparent[–]doomsby 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago(0 children)My motherboard made a nice pop sound and didn't work so I had to replace it. Hardware & Devices Our Sites Site Links About Us Find Us Vista Forums Eight Forums Ten Forums Help Me Bake Network Status Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies Windows 7 Forums

I have been building systems for years and would never change a motherboard but keep the same Windows install. If I Replace My Motherboard Will I Lose My Data All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get Jan 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm Anonymous saysYes it will. Will it work?

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http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2731269/windows-works-motherboard-cpu-change.html I tried doing the same thing with my Windows 8.1 PC, but it was stuck on endless restarts and stuff.. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/46024-63-changing-motherboard-reinstalling-windows All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get Change Motherboard Without Reinstalling Windows 10 solved What does "Some Intel H81 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Haswell Refresh CPUs" mean? Do I Need A New Os If I Change My Motherboard My biggest concern ,which many of you may not be aware of, is HP's proprietary security measure called "code purple".

The trouble you will run into is with Microsoft. If you have a retail Windows installation, you can move it from one computer into another (without copying it on multiple computers at the same time) without issue. Sep 20, 2008 #4 mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89 you will be fine with changing the motherboard with Microsoft. permalinkembedsaveparent[–]VoiceOfRealson 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago(0 children)The problem with the language you quote is that it does not define what 'another PC' means, so it doesn't limit you to swapping in Is The Operating System On The Hard Drive

Will it work if I change mobos? < > Showing 1-13 of 13 comments AlienWired View Profile View Posts 11 Oct, 2015 @ 6:27am Guess what I just found.... Jan 27, 2012 at 8:16 am Anonymous saysOEM and retail versions of Windows have existed for a very long time. EarleinatorSep 6, 2014, 6:26 PM what is the difference between retail and OEM? check over here I don't know if I would try it, without having a new copy of windows available.

Its a full price version that comes packaged in a retail box with a retail product key. How To Reinstall Windows 10 permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]slapdashbr 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago(0 children)if it's the exact same model it should work. Get the answer Best answer YadhuSep 6, 2014, 6:27 PM You definitely need to reinstall windows.

best bet would be to see if is able to pick up your optical drive and try to install the drivers from the CD the mobo comes with.

JDFanAug 26, 2013, 6:19 PM duffdry said: JDFan said: noreaster said: Depends on the version you purchased !!OEM license dies with the initial MOBO it was installed on unless it died Main reason being that I don't want to install all of my programs that I use and all the Windows necessary updates again. [Edit -1] If you're curious as to why When asked after each uninstall to reboot, select NO. Buy Windows 10 Nothing else, such as MS Office required reactivation My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number My Own Build OS Windows 10 64 bit CPU Intel i7 6700K Motherboard ASUS

It is also more expensive than OEM copies.As far as functionality is concerned, theres no difference between any of the versions above, given any specific edition (i.e. Ask ! I am curious about running the Win7 repair on the old hardware, then swap to new hardware during the reboot, but I have a feeling that it won't work. DisposableDemon View Public Profile Search User Find More Posts by DisposableDemon Find Threads by DisposableDemon 08-25-2012, 12:02 PM #2 [email protected] Join Date: Aug 2008 Reputation: 426 Posts: 907 1)

Other components can be different.. I read that replacing the motherboard on OEM systems with Windows XP like mine has, will cause big problems unless it for the exact same make and model motherboard. Regardless of who makes the motherboard initially. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]arugalatoast 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago(6 children)In Win 8 & 8.1, the OEM versions record things like board serial nos.