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post #1 of 7
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Hey all.
i didnt paint the inside of my new case when i first built it.
and i am now wishing to paint the inside, and sleeve the cables.
but im sick of always screwing round with windows and its gay activation.
so my question is.

if i remove all my hardware, will i have to activate windows again? because thell probly want me to buy a new key. gay lisencing.

also what type of paint do i use. just spray paint?
thanks
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post #2 of 7
1.) I don't think you'll have to reinstall
2.) It doesn't matter how many times you reactivate, I've done it probably 8 or 9 times by now, no issues.
    
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post #3 of 7
If you reuse all of your same components your computer should run just like it did before you painted it. This would not need a reinstall of windows or any activation of any sort.

You're good to go unless I'm missing something...
post #4 of 7
The only time activation really is a problem is if you change motherboards and are using an OEM version.
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post #5 of 7
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yeah i thought thats what would be the case.
but i remember just recently when i was tinkering around in my case and must have d/c something. and when i booted it up it wanted me to re activate windows, i was like oh okay cool

buuut then when i went to do so, it wouldnt let me due to changing my hardware so many times.
and resulted in me having to ring up microsoft. bah.

so i dont really want to have to bother again...more so that im a little sus on my copy of windows lol. its only an upgrade and i dont have any other o/s.
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post #6 of 7
If your worried about having to reactivate your windows, just transplant your rig to another case while you have your current one painted. That way you can ensure that your OS wont be down once your case is ready to go.
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post #7 of 7
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Hey all.
i didnt paint the inside of my new case when i first built it.
and i am now wishing to paint the inside, and sleeve the cables.
but im sick of always screwing round with windows and its gay activation.
so my question is.

if i remove all my hardware, will i have to activate windows again? because thell probly want me to buy a new key. gay lisencing.

also what type of paint do i use. just spray paint?
thanks
I used Rustoleum and Krylon. Check out my build log for details.
    
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