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Going to buy an M4 128gb but have a concern with Win 7 reinstall

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I will do a clean install if I have to unless I can get an M4 with the data kit. I do have my win 7 Pro disc but it says that is the OEM licensed to be used with a new PC only and must be preinstalled. I have heard that some versions will not allow you to reinstall win 7 since they are limited to one install only. Is this the case with mine? I have the product key and it was registered to me clearly, but I am not sure I will beable to reinstall without issue, so I do not want to get an M4 without the data kit unless I can be 100% sure it is all good.

The box says that is the OEM System Builders Pack. AM I up poop creek without a paddle?
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as long as you don't switch motherboard i think you're good.
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post #3 of 8
Right, I'm pretty sure you're set as the Windows key corresponds with the motherboard, not the hard drive.
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your fine! Best to do a clean install. Also don't forget that there is a new Firmware update out for the M4. 0002 I believe..

Firmware update
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Damn I was thinking of switching to a 4 slot PCI-e mobo as well, so I guess that is out the window unless I can find a copy of WIN 7 PRO that does not need the OPK. I made the mistake of getting the P67 sabertooth board. It is good but I am not limited too much with GPU space.

Thanks guys, for responding so fast.
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I heard that, but some of the M4's come already updated I thought, but there is no way to know until you get it.

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your fine! Best to do a clean install. Also don't forget that there is a new Firmware update out for the M4. 0002 I believe..

Firmware update
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Damn I was thinking of switching to a 4 slot PCI-e mobo as well, so I guess that is out the window unless I can find a copy of WIN 7 PRO that does not need the OPK. I made the mistake of getting the P67 sabertooth board. It is good but I am not limited too much with GPU space.

Thanks guys, for responding so fast.
Naa you can still re-install win7 just call the number and when they ask tell them you had to replace a faulty motherboard. they will have no problem re-activating it..
Edited by {uZa}DOA - 8/19/11 at 7:12pm
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I hopped they would but it is a pain to call MS sometimes. I was thinking of getting the MAximus extreme-z or Revolution WS. I want some space between the 2 cards for water cooling and be able to run them both at x16. Any thoughts?

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Naa you can still re-install win7 just call the number and when they ask you had to replace motherboard.. they re-activate it no worries..
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