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Windows 7: W7 activation -- new MOBO fine but LAN connection wants activation


10 Aug 2013   #1

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W7 activation -- new MOBO fine but LAN connection wants activation

Hi there
I recently changed a MOBO from an INTEL based one to one using an AMD PHENOM processor -- Windows 7 didn't want any new activation rather surprisingly. (Broken Mobo and I had a spare ASUS MOBO lying around).

However the first time I switched to using a LAN cable instead of a Wifi USB adapter I got the "Hardware has changed - please activate windows. OK it activated fine -- however seems strange to me that a MOBO change didn't call for any activation (Disks, memory, DVD device etc were canaballized from the old machine) but a simple switch from Wifi to a LAN did. !!! The internal logic of the activation process seems totally illogical and bizarre. (Running Windows 7 x-64 ULTIMATE). !!!

Cheers
jimbo

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10 Aug 2013   #2

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