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July 7, 2013 10:41:09 PM

Last January, I bought the $40 upgrade offer of windows 8 pro, I installed it on my computer in April, liked it, and activated it. My Father then bought me a brand new Acer computer for my birthday, but it had an older copy of windows 8. I then used the windows anytime upgrade that you find when you go into control panel>system, and used the key that I bought back in January. I did this because I required the pro version, Activation complained, and I dialed the automated 800 number and got it reactivated, restored my old computer to the windows 7 that came with it. Here is the fun part, I think the motherboard on the Acer is a piece of you know what, because it is giving me trouble with a nvidia gt 640. I still have money left from my birthday, and am considering buying a motherboard that is pcie 3.0 compatible. Now for the 60 billion dollar question, will windows complain if all I did was replace the mobo, and everything else is the same. Or, would I have to re activate windows, the same way I did before?

Sorry for the long post, thanks for your time

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a b * Windows 8
July 7, 2013 10:58:46 PM

Yep windoze will nag you to call I once called them over a clean install of win 7 and they told me I had Pirate software I said bs I just got this disk from newegg funny thing was they even remote access the pc to check little did they know or didn't see what that the time and date was off wth after that I fixed it and didn't need them so when you change big items such as that they are going to whine and dine you for a reason so goodluck but its not impossible just explain to them what you have done if it happen and be sure your only running 1 copy on 1 pc otherwise they will figure it out.
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July 7, 2013 11:16:09 PM

johnnyb105 said:
Yep windoze will nag you to call I once called them over a clean install of win 7 and they told me I had Pirate software I said bs I just got this disk from newegg funny thing was they even remote access the pc to check little did they know or didn't see what that the time and date was off wth after that I fixed it and didn't need them so when you change big items such as that they are going to whine and dine you for a reason so goodluck but its not impossible just explain to them what you have done if it happen and be sure your only running 1 copy on 1 pc otherwise they will figure it out.


Hi, thanks for the quick reply.
You mean I have to talk to them this time? Last time it was a recording. I never had to talk to anyone!

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a b * Windows 8
July 7, 2013 11:33:32 PM

lol I did it was a human being yes a live one
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a b * Windows 8
July 8, 2013 12:43:40 AM

When you attempt to re-use a key you will likely need to call Microsoft. This is so they can release the key from your old computer. Replacing to much will make windows think it is being installed on a new computer. So again all you need to do is call MS to get the key released from your previous install.
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a b * Windows 8
July 8, 2013 12:47:21 AM

YUPPPPP this is true
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July 8, 2013 6:22:02 AM

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