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Replacing motherboard, do I need to buy a new copy of Windows 8?

Last response: in Motherboards
October 30, 2013 3:10:30 PM

Okay I bought this computer on Newegg during its X-mas events and now I am considering upgrading my computer with a new GPU and Mobo, I am wondering if I need to buy a new copy of Win8 for a brand new Mob?
a b V Motherboard
October 30, 2013 3:17:57 PM

No you dont. Window is stored in your HDD, not mobo or gpu. Makes sense.

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a b * Windows 8
a c 148 V Motherboard
October 30, 2013 3:48:08 PM

The Windows 8 OEM license is transferable to another PC/Motherboard, however, you will likely be required to re-install Windows so it knows how to communicate with the new motherboard chipsets.

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