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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

If the windows key came with a HP computer, you aren't supposed to use it on anything but the PC it came with.

where did he say it came out of an HP computer? Or an oem computer at all for that matter, HP is not the only company to follow this rule considering virtualy none of them sell you a computer with a retail copy of windows.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by AlaskaFox View Post

where did he say it came out of an HP computer? Or an oem computer at all for that matter, HP is not the only company to follow this rule considering virtualy none of them sell you a computer with a retail copy of windows.

In the OP: "I never use the windows 7 home boot and only have it because it came on a stock hp computer "

He might have just been talking about what OS is already on the hard drive, if that's the case, reformatting is probably a good idea.
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You definitely want to install the OS since you will be going from an AMD CPU/Chipset to Intel. Anytime you swap out motherboards and chipsets it's best to do a clean install.
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