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Windows 7: getting new mobo/ cpu

27 Dec 2009   #1
cloud8521

 
getting new mobo/ cpu

should i reinstall windows 7 after baking up key things(either way i will have to call in... i think) so there's no problems with drivers. or just reactivate? to save time


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27 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
should i reinstall windows 7 after baking up key things(either way i will have to call in... i think) so there's no problems with drivers. or just reactivate? to save time
If you do not have an OEM version, when you are ready just install. Give your key after installation, not during. Most drivers etc, will be already installed.

With an OEM it can only be used on one machine
With upgrade only one machine at a time
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27 Dec 2009   #3
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
should i reinstall windows 7 after baking up key things(either way i will have to call in... i think) so there's no problems with drivers. or just reactivate? to save time
If you do not have an OEM version, when you are ready just install. Give your key after installation, not during. Most drivers etc, will be already installed.

With an OEM it can only be used on one machine
With upgrade only one machine at a time
yeah i got the retail upgrade.

use to use OEM XP lol

so i should just reinstall for safty, but this is a brand new mobo hit market after win7
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27 Dec 2009   #4
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Clean Install.
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27 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Clean Install.
Agreed you must do a clean. But when asked for your key, do not give it. After you are installed, give the number, then. You may have to phone activate, or even speak to a tech, but you are within the rules. There will be no problem.
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27 Dec 2009   #6
cloud8521

 

i know i know. i just wanted to see what everyone thought, weather i should reinstall or not thats all
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