Replacing mother board


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    windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
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    Replacing mother board


    I have Win7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
    Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Win7 32 bit upgrade version. Thanks for any advise.
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    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
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    ronnielee09 said:
    I have Win7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
    Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Win7 32 bit upgrade version. Thanks for any advise.
    Since it is a retail upgrade version of home premium then the below tut will be needed to ensure successful activation

    Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

    If your windows still does not activate upon re-installation the follow this tut

    Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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    Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
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    ronnielee09 said:
    I have Win7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
    Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Win7 32 bit upgrade version. Thanks for any advise.
    Probably. Is the new motherboard completely different to the old one?

    If you change a lot of hardware then you usually need to get another activation key from Microsoft.

    Regards....Mike Connor
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  4. Posts : 54
    windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Replacing motherboard


    The new motherboard is the same brand, just a newer model. I'm not changing the HD, Processor, memory, video card, or other components.
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    ronnielee09 said:
    The new motherboard is the same brand, just a newer model. I'm not changing the HD, Processor, memory, video card, or other components.
    See the above post by IownAmoneyPit

    Regards....Mike Connor
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    windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks. I printed all the info from IownAmoneyPit and will do the swap in the morning.
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