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Replaced motherboard & question on WIN 7 SW product key

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  • Started 3 years ago by Travis299
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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Posted yesterday 
Posts: 133

I have replaced the motherboard & HD in my laptop PC and my question is will I have a problem with my WIN 7 product key when I install the new copy of WIN 7 Home Premium as the legal product key is for the old motherboard? If so how do I resolve this? Thanks

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 4024

Difficult one to answer, if it is an OEM version of windows then I don't think you can, otherwise it should (in theory) be fine.
But wait til one of the builders come on line for confirmation as I am not 100%.

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 4100

I'm with GuiltySpark. You don't say in your post if you replaced the motherboard with the same model number or with a different board. That may be something that would matter.

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 133

I replaced the motherboard with the exact same model/version as the old one.

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 14920

Assume Out of Warranty Catastrophic Failure of the Original MB and Components not caused by you or abuse.

1. Try Activation by normal manner after installation.


2. Boot up in Built-in Administrator Account.

In command prompt, type in SLUI 4 and press <Enter Key>

Follow Directions to use TELEPHONE AUTOMATED ACTIVATION using telephone and computer key pads.
This requires you to be FAST and ACCURATE.
The Answer to the Last Question Should Always be ONE.

No guarantee on above method as I've never used it on an OEM machine but worth a couple of tries.

Posted 3 years ago

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