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(Solved) - Upgrading CPU and MoBo w/o reinstalling Win7 Professional?

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  • Started 3 years ago by Zanghetsu
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I dont have to absolutely install without doing a clean install. If not, could i still move my ram to the new mobo? What else does everyone reccomend in that case? How do i go about doing a clean install without having to buy win7 again?

Posted 3 years ago
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That will depend how well you can sell your story to the Microsoft activation center.

Normally, when you do a clean install on the SAME mobo, you activate with the product key that is on the COA sticker (which is somewhere on your box). That may even work with a new mobo too - may ??? If it does not work, you have to call MS and they will activate or not depending how well you can sell your story.

Posted 3 years ago

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