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So I replace my borked MoBo, Windows 7 wants to be reactivated, won't accept my key

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What do I do now? Such an inconvenience to be slapped on me for addressing an already costly inconvenience (new motherboard).
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Call MS, explain the situation, they will sort it out for you

a member a couple weeks ago had the same issue
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is the BIOS time right? When I cleared my CMOS it said it was 2005, fixed this and I didn't have to reactivate Windows.
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Ok thanks Laz it worked!
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post #5 of 6
Well, if you have OEM windows, your technically required to buy a now OS unless the replacement board is a RMA.
IS it an RMA board or another new board?

See the link in my sig for any more questions on OEM Windows.
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What do I do now? Such an inconvenience to be slapped on me for addressing an already costly inconvenience (new motherboard).
Try the automated phone system especially if this occured after typing in the PK.
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