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Yes, windows will complain about not being genuine because of the hardware change, but also, iirc, windows optimizes the drivers it uses for whatever machine you install it on. When you go to a new motherboard/processor it's going to totally confuse windows and you will at least have to install all new drivers. You might get it to work, but it definitely won't be optimal.

You can use MagicJellyBeanFinder to grab your Key if you are worried about losing it when performing a fresh install.
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

More info on moving the hard drive and os to a new machine.
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/59510-moving-hard-drive-os-another-computer.html
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Yes, windows will complain about not being genuine because of the hardware change, but also, iirc, windows optimizes the drivers it uses for whatever machine you install it on. When you go to a new motherboard/processor it's going to totally confuse windows and you will at least have to install all new drivers. You might get it to work, but it definitely won't be optimal.

You can use MagicJellyBeanFinder to grab your Key if you are worried about losing it when performing a fresh install.
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

More info on moving the hard drive and os to a new machine.
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/59510-moving-hard-drive-os-another-computer.html

Thanks for those links. I might have to use one of my stockpiled copies of windows 7 if I can't get vista to work. I have about 20 copies of home premium I bought because I didn't want to have to deal with windows 8.
post #13 of 16
I had been trying to make a mod like this many years ago. I encountered several problems. You should dissessamble your NES first and get an overview. The interior of the NES is not flat/even and I think its a very close fit. I remember running into trouble concerning space but maybe that was the fault of the big PSU, as back then there were no picoPSUs and such.
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I thought I only have to reinstall if I want to get rid of the "Not Genuine Windows" watermark in the bottom right of the wallpaper.

Windows installations are tied to the motherboard they are installed on, not just in terms of license, but also because of low level drivers and so on.
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I had been trying to make a mod like this many years ago. I encountered several problems. You should dissessamble your NES first and get an overview. The interior of the NES is not flat/even and I think its a very close fit. I remember running into trouble concerning space but maybe that was the fault of the big PSU, as back then there were no picoPSUs and such.
So do you think with one of the new thin-itx boards and the external power bricks I could get it to fit? I have some very low profile, about half height or so, ddr2 and ddr3 memory sticks as well.
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Windows installations are tied to the motherboard they are installed on, not just in terms of license, but also because of low level drivers and so on.
I will go look for a copy of vista or xp or something then.
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