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Windows 7: Quick Question

02 Nov 2009   #1
Freeman07

Windows 7
 
 
Quick Question

Hello, I recently bought windows 7 upgrade home premium online and installed it "fresh". Now if I upgrade my computer ie motherboard or hardrive or reformat later down the road, can I reinstall windows 7? Do I have to call up and let them know I upgraded or reformated like I had to with xp? Do they do that with windows 7?


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02 Nov 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Freeman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can reinstall on your computer as many times as you like. If online activation should fail since you updated the motherboard, then you can just do a phone activation instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Nov 2009   #3
Freeman07

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks alot for your time, appreciate it.
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02 Nov 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

If your motherboard fails, the best advice is to reinstall Windows when you replace the motherboard--although there are online guides on how to swap a motherboard without reinstalling Windows.

Personally, I always reinstall Windows with any new motherboard.
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02 Nov 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome.
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