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I would like to upgrade my mobo to one that has better features for overclocking, and an additional PCIe slot so that I could crossfire, but I'm not sure how exactly that would work. I've never replaced the mobo in a system and from what little I've gathered Windows will not be very cooperative if I switch out the mobo. All help is appreciated, thanks
 

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Yes, you will *need* to (be forced to before you can logon, I think) re-activate Windows if you swap out the mobo (at least its very likely). Good luck
 

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I'm assuming you must have OEM Windows then? Yeah, you can call Microsoft directly to get it re-activated I think. Shouldn't be a problem as long as you kept all the stuff that came with it.

Are you also looking for suggestions on a better motherboard or were you just wondering about how to re-install your windows oem?
 

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Originally Posted by Meta-Prometheus View Post
I'm assuming you must have OEM Windows then? Yeah, you can call Microsoft directly to get it re-activated I think. Shouldn't be a problem as long as you kept all the stuff that came with it.

Are you also looking for suggestions on a better motherboard or were you just wondering about how to re-install your windows oem?
Yeah, I have the OEM Windows. I was just clearing things up about having to re-activate Windows and stuff if I switched mobos.
 

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when i installed a new mobo i had to use sysprep to make sure windows was still going to work but i'm running xp i'm sure windows 7 has some fancy way of doing it
 
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