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Windows 7: Installing Formatted HDD to New Mobo/RAM/CPU

19 Nov 2009   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shinobi73 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burrish View Post
Thank you all for the answers. Once I re-install Windows, will I need to call MS to validate the key, again?
Yes - the "Product Activation" prompt will come up since you replaced the MOBO.

The activation alert comes up when you replace hardware that would exceed the 80% threshold of your system's components (the MOBO is already 80% )

But that's not going to be a problem a quick call to MS will take you 6 to 10mins to reload your Product Key. You just have to tell them what you did to your current setup just so they know your not trying to install Win7 on a second computer
Thanks, Shinobi!!!

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19 Nov 2009   #12


I have moved a HDD to another computer to install Win7 several times for different reasons.

When I plug it back in the target computer, it changes out all the drivers and asks for several restarts.

Each time I have run chkdsk, HDD surface scan, System File Checker afterward and found no errors.
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