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I am building my first computer in my info, just waiting for the parts and currently on this custom built PC by someone else. I am going to clone my current 250GB drive into a 1tb with Acronis True Image 2012. Would I lose Windows registration when I build my new computer with all new hardware? If so what should I do to avoid this? Thanks.
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I am building my first computer in my info, just waiting for the parts and currently on this custom built PC by someone else. I am going to clone my current 250GB drive into a 1tb with Acronis True Image 2012. Would I lose Windows registration when I build my new computer with all new hardware? If so what should I do to avoid this? Thanks.
I think it'll be very smooth where at the very worst it'll ask you to re-activate. If it does, then you should be able to activate over the internet. If you can't activate over the internet, then the worst it can get is that you'll have to call and actually talk to someone which is still painless. They'll ask two questions, both of which need to be answered with "No":
  1. Is this your first time Activating Windows?
  2. Is this currently installed or activated on any other computers?

When you answer No to both, then they should say something like "Thank you for answering my questions. We will now go ahead and activate Windows".

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OEM version or retail?
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I am building my first computer in my info, just waiting for the parts and currently on this custom built PC by someone else. I am going to clone my current 250GB drive into a 1tb with Acronis True Image 2012. Would I lose Windows registration when I build my new computer with all new hardware? If so what should I do to avoid this? Thanks.
Contact Microsoft support about the registration. But the main concern is the old OS might not work properly due to different motherboard and chipset being used in the new system. Best option is to fresh OS install on the new rig and make neccessary backup of the users file to transfer to the system after OS, motherboard & chipset drivers installed.

Edit: Look into Windows Easy Transfer for users files.
Edited by Ken1649 - 10/10/11 at 9:49pm
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TwoCables, well that doesn't seem hard lol. If it does boot up will it have a freakout because of the hardware changes and will I need to get rid of those files pertaining to them? Thanks for all the responses.
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OEM version or retail?
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Contact Microsoft support about the registration. But the main concern is the old OS might not work properly due to different motherboard and chipset being used in the new system. Best option is to fresh OS install on the new rig and make neccessary backup of the users file to transfer to the system after OS, motherboard & chipset drivers installed.

Edit: Look into Windows Easy Transfer for users files.
Alright I will look into that, thanks.
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OEM version or retail?
I am not sure actually I am trying to find my box. I remembered it had a upgrade or install option...
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If its an OEM copy of windows it will be an illegal copy if its activated on any other board but the first copy for bought it for. It may be activated or u might be able to call Microsoft, but OEM windows is always tied to its original MOBO.
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So you are saying that if I buy the OEM windows 7 64bit SP1 on newegg right now I can't reactivate it once I switch to Bulldozer or a Core i5 socket? I'm definately not gonna buy it if I need to buy it everytime I switch mobos
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So you are saying that if I buy the OEM windows 7 64bit SP1 on newegg right now I can't reactivate it once I switch to Bulldozer or a Core i5 socket? I'm definately not gonna buy it if I need to buy it everytime I switch mobos
Sure you can. The OEM version is only suppose to be SOLD with other hardware. It doesn't prevent you from installing it on new hardware.
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