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Windows 7: Replacing mother board

10 Apr 2011   #1
ronnielee09

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Replacing mother board

I have Win7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Win7 32 bit upgrade version. Thanks for any advise.


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10 Apr 2011   #2
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 8.1/8.1 Pro/Windows 10 TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronnielee09 View Post
I have Win7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Win7 32 bit upgrade version. Thanks for any advise.
Since it is a retail upgrade version of home premium then the below tut will be needed to ensure successful activation

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If your windows still does not activate upon re-installation the follow this tut

Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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10 Apr 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronnielee09 View Post
I have Win7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Win7 32 bit upgrade version. Thanks for any advise.
Probably. Is the new motherboard completely different to the old one?

If you change a lot of hardware then you usually need to get another activation key from Microsoft.

Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Apr 2011   #4
ronnielee09

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Replacing motherboard

The new motherboard is the same brand, just a newer model. I'm not changing the HD, Processor, memory, video card, or other components.
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10 Apr 2011   #5
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronnielee09 View Post
The new motherboard is the same brand, just a newer model. I'm not changing the HD, Processor, memory, video card, or other components.
See the above post by IownAmoneyPit

Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Apr 2011   #6
ronnielee09

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks. I printed all the info from IownAmoneyPit and will do the swap in the morning.
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