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Hello!!

I have a question regarding what I have stated in the title... I have bought a second hand SSD, which has Windows 7 64bit installed. I have the same motherboard (ASUS Sabertooth p67). If i connect this SSD up, will I have any problems using the preinstalled Windows?

Thanks in advance smile.gif
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probably not but if you do you can always reformat, worth a shot imo though it might detect new hardware and force you to re-activate it.
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You won't know till you try it.
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But if the original owners mobo is a sabertooth p67 with an i5 2500k, and I have the same mobo and processor, that should in theory be the "same" hardware as far as the license is concerned?
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But if the original owners mobo is a sabertooth p67 with an i5 2500k, and I have the same mobo and processor, that should in theory be the "same" hardware as far as the license is concerned?

No, if it is OEM, it is tied to the original motherboard it is installed on, not just the type of motherboard. Only a RMA replacement is allowed per the EULA.

That being said, it may work just fine (but would still be breaking the EULA).
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No, if it is OEM, it is tied to the original motherboard it is installed on, not just the type of motherboard. Only a RMA replacement is allowed per the EULA.
That being said, it may work just fine (but would still be breaking the EULA).

Or he can use the same install and just change the key to his key so he doesn't have to reinstall rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by MetallicAcid View Post

But if the original owners mobo is a sabertooth p67 with an i5 2500k, and I have the same mobo and processor, that should in theory be the "same" hardware as far as the license is concerned?

No, if it is OEM, it is tied to the original motherboard it is installed on, not just the type of motherboard. Only a RMA replacement is allowed per the EULA.

That being said, it may work just fine (but would still be breaking the EULA).

This. Having gone through it first hand I have to say that it probably will not work.

But fear not. When you go to type in the key(and it fails) it gives you a phone number to call. Call the phone number and follow the directions to the letter. The recording will give you a new key and you use that to keep the OS intact without having to reformat the drive. This goes for HDD as well as SSD. thumb.gif

His key won't work if it's OEM btw. I had to RMA my board and tried reusing my key. Won't happen. Not in a million years will it happen because MS is tightfisted like that. wink.gif

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Okay, Huddler is edit challenged today I see. mellowsmiley.gif

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post #9 of 13
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OK. I will be installing the CPU (last component needed) tonight, then I can let you all know how it goes.

Worst case scenario, I'll have to buy Windows!

Thanks for the responses guys!
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OK. I will be installing the CPU (last component needed) tonight, then I can let you all know how it goes.

Worst case scenario, I'll have to buy Windows!

Thanks for the responses guys!

Worst case scenario you state that your the owner of the license (you do own Win 7 OEM right?) and it's going on the system you built. You shouldn't have to buy another copy since it's pretty much like you've RMA'ed the Board. wink.gif

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