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Will a change of mobo+CPU make an OEM copy of windows 7 invalid?

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Is that enough of a change for it to be considered "a different computer"?
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Changing mobo will definitely make it invalid. CPU will not invalidate Windows 7 installations. Any hardware that you can plug and remove from your mobo can be done without invalidating Windows. But when you make a mobo change that's when it will invalidate Windows.
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Is that enough of a change for it to be considered "a different computer"?
Yes. BUT, if you uninstall the OS from the machine, you can call Microsoft and they'll re-activate it with your new mobo. The only requirement Microsoft states is that the OS only runs on one machine.

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