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Windows 7: OEM Win 7 Pro VS Fried Motherboard/CPU

08 Oct 2010   #1
Nid

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
OEM Win 7 Pro VS Fried Motherboard/CPU

Sometime ago I put one computer together and got OEM Win 7 Pro installed. Last weekend I think my ASUS motherboard and/or CPU went bad. My CPU usage is pegged at 100% I looked inside I saw a few component nearby LAN port got burnt probably from power strikes.

I look around and I could not locate the same motherboard. I have not check with ASUS yet to see if they have some old stock or refurbished in stock that I can buy. I can buy exact CPU new as they are still available but not the motherboard.
Am I correct that a copy of OEM Win 7 Pro I got and installed now married to this particular computer?

Can I buy a new motherboard or CPU if I have to rather than trying to find the exact motherboard/CPU?

Will Win 7 complaining if I have to get a different motherboard/CPU. I think the rest of the hardware are okay because I can boot up to windows but things are so slow and CPU is up at 100%.

Thank you,


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08 Oct 2010   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nid View Post
Sometime ago I put one computer together and got OEM Win 7 Pro installed. Last weekend I think my ASUS motherboard and/or CPU went bad. My CPU usage is pegged at 100% I looked inside I saw a few component nearby LAN port got burnt probably from power strikes.

I look around and I could not locate the same motherboard. I have not check with ASUS yet to see if they have some old stock or refurbished in stock that I can buy. I can buy exact CPU new as they are still available but not the motherboard.
Am I correct that a copy of OEM Win 7 Pro I got and installed now married to this particular computer?

Can I buy a new motherboard or CPU if I have to rather than trying to find the exact motherboard/CPU?

Will Win 7 complaining if I have to get a different motherboard/CPU. I think the rest of the hardware are okay because I can boot up to windows but things are so slow and CPU is up at 100%.

Thank you,
You can try installing the OEM Win 7, but most likely you will have to call Microsoft and talk to someone. Tell them what you just put in your post and they should activate it for you. Check this out for the phone activation. Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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