I'm getting a new motherboard, hard drive, and graphics card today. I want my Windows 7 installation to be on this new hard drive instead of the old one. Am I going to have problems getting it activated? Is there some sort of proper deactivation process I need to do? I heard that your hardware is taken into account for whether it's a legitimate reinstall on the same system... is this true? Are these changes going to make the system "different" to the point that it won't consider it the same computer?
For the record, my old motherboard works, it's just that I'm swapping it out for a new one. I'm putting my old one in my dad's computer. So, if there's something I need to do while the old parts are still in my computer, that is still very doable.