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Windows 7: Replacing mother board


10 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Replacing mother board

I have Windows 7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Windows 7 32 bit upgrade version. Thanks for any advise.

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10 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronnielee09 View Post
I have Windows 7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Windows 7 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

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronnielee09 View Post
I have Windows 7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Windows 7 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

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

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

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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