if i upgrade my motherboard do i have to buy

July 3, 2011 at 12:16:37
Specs: Windows 7
if i upgrade my motherboard do i have to buy windows 7 again. I have a compaq presario cq5320f pc, I upgraded my ram ,cpu and video card with no problems. Now I am thinking about upgradeing my motherboard. If I do will I be able to reuse my old product key, or will I have to buy windows again

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July 3, 2011 at 12:31:49
Have you reinstalled Windows after upgrading any of the above components?

...why would you change the motherboard anyway? (unless there is something wrong with it).

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July 3, 2011 at 12:47:30
Yes, the OEM Licence is activated by the Compaq BIOS Lock, if you change the motherboard to a retail one Windows will not activate, as far as I am aware !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System...


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