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I will be getting a new CPU and mobo soon and was curious if anyone has reinstalled windows on a prebuilt pc? This computer was originally a Cyberpower PC. Do you think my install disc they gave me will work? I remember activating it with the product key physically on my computer. I have other ways to install W7, but this is the only actual disc I have.
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You will be able to install it with that disc, but you will need a new product key if you have used it on a different computer before. The correct/legal way to do this would be to just buy another product key for whatever version of windows 7 that the disc is.

You could install with that disc and try the product key you have to make sure it won't work. If it doesn't, just buy a key online from microsoft.
Edited by XCII - 10/23/11 at 7:03am
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I recently overhauled a Dell gaming machine to the point all that was still original was the case and the HD with the OS on it. All I did is start it up and Win7 found all the drivers to get me started and I used the manufacturers websites to get the current drivers. In addition Microsoft had me reactivate my copy of windows, all they did was ask a few questions and gave a new product key. Very easy overall
post #4 of 8
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That's good to know, I guess we'll see what happens when I boot it up in a few days!
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1 TB Seagate / 320GB WD W7 Asus 24" Razer Lycosa 
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post #5 of 8
If the cyberpower pc you had used a custom "cyber power" motherboard then it is likely you will have to purchase a new os key. If for some reason they used a newegg available motherboard, you will likely be able to call the 1800 number and reactivate on the premise of upgrading.
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It was a widely available motherboard used in the build.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1 TB Seagate / 320GB WD W7 Asus 24" Razer Lycosa 
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I recently overhauled a Dell gaming machine to the point all that was still original was the case and the HD with the OS on it. All I did is start it up and Win7 found all the drivers to get me started and I used the manufacturers websites to get the current drivers. In addition Microsoft had me reactivate my copy of windows, all they did was ask a few questions and gave a new product key. Very easy overall
I didn't know MS just handed out new keys....
    
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post #8 of 8
i think you'll have to call microsoft..tell them your motherboard died and you had to replace..then they'll give you about a gajillion numbers to punch in to activate..
 
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