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post #1 of 10
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Whats going to happen when I change my motherboard out? Is Microsofts crappy Windows 7 going to think I'm trying to make more than one copy of Windows 7? I remember we had problems last time we changed my motherboard with Windows 7. And the customer support help was so poor.
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post #2 of 10
I chaned mine out recently and Microsoft's "crappy" Windows 7 handled it just fine.
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post #3 of 10
Startup repair should fix the issue if the chipsets are different. If not, you should be fine.
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by CalypsoRaz View Post
I chaned mine out recently and Microsoft's "crappy" Windows 7 handled it just fine.
The last time we changed ours, we had to call Microsoft up because it thought I was trying to make 2 different copies of Windows 7...
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post #5 of 10
Back in the days of XP, a mobo swap could cause problems and youd have to do a repair install. Ive swapped mobos on vista without issues, and Id assume you could do the same with 7.

Why do you think 7 is so crappy anyway?
post #6 of 10
ahould be fine, its went fine with me twice. I mean iv jumped from a 760g chipset to a 890FX and its fine.the repair thing in windows should fix any problems anyway
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post #7 of 10
IIRC your copy of Windows stays with the motherboard, I've been able to replace a motherboard with the same model but have always bought a new Windows key when I changed motherboard models.

I use OEM Windows.
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post #8 of 10
I am upgrading from AMD 770 to 880G today, I have all my files backed up and I was just going to do a clean re-install of Windows 7. I didn't know Windows would just "fix itself," I guess I am still used to the XP way.
    
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post #9 of 10
You will probably have to go thru Windows 7 activation again, if it doesnt activate online just call the number- Pretty sure its a completely automated phone system.
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post #10 of 10
wait, you guys actually pay for windows 7?
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