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If I install a new cpu will I need a new copy of windows?

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July 13, 2013 12:22:18 PM

Or can i just use the one already in my hard drive?
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July 13, 2013 12:24:35 PM

vincentily said:
Or can i just use the one already in my hard drive?

As long as you do not change the motherboard, Your windows install will be valid.
That is for OEM copies.

Retail ones allow you to swap anything you want(may still want to reinstall with board changes) as long as it is only on ONE system at any time.
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July 13, 2013 12:25:13 PM

Not if you're only putting in a new CPU. If you replace the motherboard, then you may have an issue.
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July 13, 2013 12:25:58 PM

Make sure your motherboard supports the CPU.

No, you don't need a new copy of your windows.
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