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Windows 7: Basic Win 7 + Hardware Question

20 Feb 2011   #1

Win XP SP3, Win 7 Pro 64-bit, CentOS
Basic Win 7 + Hardware Question

If I swap out my MB + CPU on my current Windows 7 - I shouldn't have any problems aside form deleting and installing new Chipset drivers, right?

I believe I have a bad MB + CPU combo and want to swap it out.

Thanks in advance

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20 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

If you mean activation problems, if you have a retail copy, you may need to activate online again. Failing that, you'll need to do a phone activation.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

But yes, you should just need to update drivers.
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20 Feb 2011   #3

Win XP SP3, Win 7 Pro 64-bit, CentOS

Thanks, yeah using OEM System Builders copy of 7
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20 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Ouch! System builder copy is tied to the first mobo its installed on. As per EULA, its not transferrable so you would be in violation should you try to use it on the new mobo.
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