Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Quick Question

02 Nov 2009   #1
Freeman07

Windows 7
 
 
Quick Question

Hello, I recently bought windows 7 upgrade home premium online and installed it "fresh". Now if I upgrade my computer ie motherboard or hardrive or reformat later down the road, can I reinstall windows 7? Do I have to call up and let them know I upgraded or reformated like I had to with xp? Do they do that with windows 7?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Nov 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Freeman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can reinstall on your computer as many times as you like. If online activation should fail since you updated the motherboard, then you can just do a phone activation instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #3
Freeman07

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks alot for your time, appreciate it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Nov 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If your motherboard fails, the best advice is to reinstall Windows when you replace the motherboard--although there are online guides on how to swap a motherboard without reinstalling Windows.

Personally, I always reinstall Windows with any new motherboard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Quick Question




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Just a quick question
Can a system hang and give memory dump BSOD if the power supply has gone bad but it's still in a working condition?
Performance & Maintenance
Quick Question...
I'm converting a bunch of DVD files to MKV and expect it to take quite a bit of time. My 8yr old daughter has her own user account, and uses the computer a lot for school and games, and obviously I don't want her to accidentally disturb the running task.. If I switch from my user account to hers,...
General Discussion
Quick Question?
Does this laptop have a dual core processor? (im an intel fanboy) :D Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Satellite L505D-LS5002 NoteBook AMD Sempron M100(2.0GHz) 15.6" 2GB Memory DDR2 800 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Radeon 4100
General Discussion
Quick Quick Question :D
ok. i have win7 ultimate 64bit RC. now if i buy win7 ultimate 64bit will i have to format my drive in the process? or would i be able to keep everything i have installed? thanks people.
Installation & Setup
Quick question
whats the command to open "About Windows" were it tells you how long windows is activated for..ect Thanks
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App