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08 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Premium x64
Windows 7 OEM and changing motherboards.

Hi, so my motherboard broke, because of a power outage, I guess you would call it. Too many appliances were on and it fried. It doesn't work now. Anyway, I have an HP Pavilion p6597c computer. Anyway, I though it was time to upgrade my motherboard and CPU. I have switched from AMD to Intel. The problem is, my Windows 7 64bit is OEM. If I install my new components (also GPU and PSU), I won't be able to install Windows again because I do not have a disc. How do I obtain a disc? Does HP give them? Like the OEM versions?

I know once I install the system I either have to activate online or call by phone. BASICALLY, my question is how do I reinstall windows 7 on my new Mobo, without buying a retails version or anything. Thanks, ask questions if you need to because I know this might be confusing to read.

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09 Aug 2011   #2

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

Hello Zedero
My understanding is that an OEM version is tied to the motherboard it is installed on. But have a read here and you may find an answer.

Windows 7 OEM on new motherboard - HP Support Forum
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09 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Since you replaced the HP motherboard with a non-HP motherboard, the original HP OEM license can no longer be used. Buy a new license.
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