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Windows 7: New mobo = Buy new windows / office???

16 Jan 2011   #11
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
When (or if) you change the motherboard, here's a way to assure Windows still works without problems. Method 1 applies to you.

Especially if you have a retail version of Windows, you should have no problems.

Kari
Awesome stuff. thanks.


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16 Jan 2011   #12
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanyam View Post
Office 2010 is the Office professional academic version. It came in a M$ case and cover and has the gold shiny CD. Is that retail?

The key for office is printed on a sheet inside the case.
That's retail, too.
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16 Jan 2011   #13
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pirx View Post
Eventually they concede and say that a mobo is a new PC, so I have to buy a new licence. I respond "No wonder people go linux or pirate windows" and then hang up on the snotty little man..

Hence my hesitation at changing my mobo.. But, it was suggested that it *might* be contributing to the heat problems, given we can't find any other explanations, so ....
If you get that answer, escalate. This is patently *incorrect* according to the licensing terms for retail Windows AND Office. You may have to provide proof you replaced the mobo, but usually not.
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16 Jan 2011   #14
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Everytime Ive changed MOBO, Ive had no issues re-activating.

Sometimes I needed to ring up MS though.

They usually ask me how many PCs my copy is installed on. I tell them just the 1, the other is no longer functioning.
And thats it. Get re-activated on the new build.

Maybe I'm lucky, but they've never given me any hassle. :-/
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16 Jan 2011   #15
Kari

 

Older geeks normally laugh when I tell about this, but for me it has always worked. Never had re-activating problems.

Kari
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16 Jan 2011   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Older geeks normally laugh when I tell about this, but for me it has always worked. Never had re-activating problems.

Kari

Never used that trick before, nor did I know about it TBH.
Certainly worth keeping in mind. Thanks
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16 Jan 2011   #17
Kari

 

It seems (my opinion, not a confirmed fact) that when uninstalling product key when Windows is online as told in my link, the activation status is also transferred to Microsoft marking the key in question as non-activated.

Kari
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16 Jan 2011   #18
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Technically, yes - activation status for that key should be updated eventually - this works for retail, MAK, and KMS keys.
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16 Jan 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

Do you have a source for that?

I was told by MS Tech Support that updating of the hardware signature tied to the key is only done at reactivation.

I have tried to confirm this but cannot find sourcing.

Thanks in advance.
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17 Jan 2011   #20
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Keys would update within the next update cycle or re-activation period, although you're likely to reinstall before then . I've updated my previous post to be more clear!
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