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I wouldn't be using the same mobo. I'de be switching to a new brand and chipset.
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Originally Posted by scheibler View Post
I wouldn't be using the same mobo. I'de be switching to a new brand and chipset.
I think Windows will still activate. I believe you have a mobo change allowed, not sure. I've never had issues with activation after hardware change.
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Ok in that case I agree with the above statements. I personally have always rebuilt when doing a new mobo of a different kind. But if you are looking to avoid that try what the previous posts said about the repair. Good Luck
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I would think windows would throw a flag over that, but in any case a call to microsoft india (wish it was usa) will take care of it. Just say your motherboard broke and you needed a new one, its the same computer, they wont ask questions. I had to call once for a different part replacement, think it was a hard drive though
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I switched from a LGA 775 rig to an 1155 rig(swapped mobo, ram, and cpu) a few months ago w/o reinstalling Windows and still haven't had any issues, you should be fine. I didn't even have to reactivate Windows and I'm using an OEM copy.
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