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June 1, 2013 5:47:43 PM

I have an OEM version of Windows 7. If I want to upgrade my motherboard, will I have to buy a new version of windows 7 with the disc or can I just re-install my operating system from scratch with no data on it?
a c 202 V Motherboard
a c 525 $ Windows 7
June 1, 2013 5:53:52 PM

OEM version + new motherboard = purchase new.
Unless you can sweet talk MS into activating again. There is a reason the OEM version was cheap.

Accept the motherboard limitations, or buy retail.
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June 1, 2013 5:57:57 PM

+1 to the retired Airman.
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June 1, 2013 5:59:30 PM

USAFRet said:
OEM version + new motherboard = purchase new.
Unless you can sweet talk MS into activating again. There is a reason the OEM version was cheap.

Accept the motherboard limitations, or buy retail.


so if i want to buy a new motherboard I have to pay full price for a retail copy of my operating system, i can't just rebuy an oem version?
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June 1, 2013 6:05:47 PM

Tiqii said:
USAFRet said:
OEM version + new motherboard = purchase new.
Unless you can sweet talk MS into activating again. There is a reason the OEM version was cheap.

Accept the motherboard limitations, or buy retail.


so if i want to buy a new motherboard I have to pay full price for a retail copy of my operating system, i can't just rebuy an oem version?


A new OEM version will work.
But now you've probably spent more than getting the original retail version first.
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June 1, 2013 6:09:55 PM

USAFRet said:
Tiqii said:
USAFRet said:
OEM version + new motherboard = purchase new.
Unless you can sweet talk MS into activating again. There is a reason the OEM version was cheap.

Accept the motherboard limitations, or buy retail.


so if i want to buy a new motherboard I have to pay full price for a retail copy of my operating system, i can't just rebuy an oem version?


A new OEM version will work.
But now you've probably spent more than getting the original retail version first.


how would I go about setting up a new oem version with a new motherboard?
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a c 202 V Motherboard
a c 525 $ Windows 7
June 1, 2013 6:16:05 PM

Tiqii said:
USAFRet said:
Tiqii said:
USAFRet said:
OEM version + new motherboard = purchase new.
Unless you can sweet talk MS into activating again. There is a reason the OEM version was cheap.

Accept the motherboard limitations, or buy retail.


so if i want to buy a new motherboard I have to pay full price for a retail copy of my operating system, i can't just rebuy an oem version?


A new OEM version will work.
But now you've probably spent more than getting the original retail version first.


how would I go about setting up a new oem version with a new motherboard?


Buy it
Put the PC together
Install
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June 1, 2013 6:20:11 PM

USAFRet said:
Tiqii said:
USAFRet said:
Tiqii said:
USAFRet said:
OEM version + new motherboard = purchase new.
Unless you can sweet talk MS into activating again. There is a reason the OEM version was cheap.

Accept the motherboard limitations, or buy retail.


so if i want to buy a new motherboard I have to pay full price for a retail copy of my operating system, i can't just rebuy an oem version?


A new OEM version will work.
But now you've probably spent more than getting the original retail version first.


how would I go about setting up a new oem version with a new motherboard?


Buy it
Put the PC together
Install


oh it comes as a disc? i was thinking you had to download it online..
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a c 525 $ Windows 7
June 1, 2013 6:24:37 PM

Tiqii said:


oh it comes as a disc? i was thinking you had to download it online..


Depends on where/how you get it. Some download, some on an actual disk.
The price is pretty much the same.
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June 1, 2013 6:27:37 PM

USAFRet said:
Tiqii said:


oh it comes as a disc? i was thinking you had to download it online..


Depends on where/how you get it. Some download, some on an actual disk.
The price is pretty much the same.


alright, and while you're listening to my rookie questions I have one thats off topic of this thread- I currently have an overheating motherboard. It jumps around anywhere from 25c-100c. It's the only thing that overheats my computer, CPU, Graphics card, everything else is fine. Buying a new motherboard will fix the overheating of a motherboard in my computer correct?
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a c 525 $ Windows 7
June 1, 2013 6:35:16 PM

Tiqii said:
USAFRet said:
Tiqii said:


oh it comes as a disc? i was thinking you had to download it online..


Depends on where/how you get it. Some download, some on an actual disk.
The price is pretty much the same.


alright, and while you're listening to my rookie questions I have one thats off topic of this thread- I currently have an overheating motherboard. It jumps around anywhere from 25c-100c. It's the only thing that overheats my computer, CPU, Graphics card, everything else is fine. Buying a new motherboard will fix the overheating of a motherboard in my computer correct?


Probably, but that may not be the actual problem. see my sig to the right: "Identify the problem before applying a solution".

Why is the current motherboard apparently overheating?
Bad airflow?
Dust buildup?
Dead fan?
Dislodged heatsink?

Yes, a new mb will probably fix it, but it might not.
Why is it doing this?
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June 1, 2013 6:42:14 PM

USAFRet said:
Tiqii said:
USAFRet said:
Tiqii said:


oh it comes as a disc? i was thinking you had to download it online..


Depends on where/how you get it. Some download, some on an actual disk.
The price is pretty much the same.


alright, and while you're listening to my rookie questions I have one thats off topic of this thread- I currently have an overheating motherboard. It jumps around anywhere from 25c-100c. It's the only thing that overheats my computer, CPU, Graphics card, everything else is fine. Buying a new motherboard will fix the overheating of a motherboard in my computer correct?


Probably, but that may not be the actual problem. see my sig to the right: "Identify the problem before applying a solution".

Why is the current motherboard apparently overheating?
Bad airflow?
Dust buildup?
Dead fan?
Dislodged heatsink?

Yes, a new mb will probably fix it, but it might not.
Why is it doing this?


Been doing it ever since I got my new case. Forgot to put on standoffs, PSU blew, motherboard does it now. 5 Running fans on my case, no dust in them, heatsink on cpu is properly placed. Think I just might of blew it when I messed up.

Come to think of it, there is a giant fan on the side of my case. While the CPU fan is blowing air out, the side fan is blowing air in. Could that be trapping warm air?
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a c 525 $ Windows 7
June 1, 2013 7:20:23 PM

Been doing it ever since I got my new case. Forgot to put on standoffs, PSU blew, motherboard does it now.

Then, yes. It would appear a new motherboard is warranted. Something on it is cooked from the previous "no standoff" power on and subsequent short circuit.
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June 1, 2013 7:36:22 PM

I have never had a problem with OEM Windows that I purchased individually. I have reloaded this current windows 7 (that I am using this minute) several times already and it always authenticates in a few days.

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