Solved Replacing motherboard, do I need to buy a new copy of Windows 8? Tags: Computers Windows 8 Motherboards Last response: October 30, 2013 3:48 PM in Motherboards Share deergab 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? More about : replacing motherboard buy copy windows IAMEXTREME 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. m 0 l Best solution Wolfshadw 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. -Wolf sends Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwindows 8 and changing motherboard do i need to buy a new copy? Forum SolvedReplacing motherboard on prebuilt PC, do I need to buy windows 8? Forum SolvedReplacing mobo do i need a new Windows 7 copy Forum SolvedDo i need to buy a new copy of windows Forum SolvedNew motherboard. Do i need a copy of windows? Forum Buying copy of Windows 8 for a new pc, microsoft website very confusing. Forum Solvedwill i need to reinstall windows 8 if i buy a new mobo and CPU? Forum SolvedDo I need to buy a new Windows 8 CD on my already existing HardDrive? Forum SolvedBuying new motherboard do I need to buy Windows 7 again? Forum SolvedDo I need new windows if I replace Motherboard? Forum SolvedMoving to a smaller form factor on OEM windows 7 - do I need to buy another copy of Windows? Forum Hi do i need to buy a new windows 8 key when i already had windows? Forum SolvedIs Windows 8.1 All I need to get my Desktop running with a new motherboard? Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 replacing same motherboard. Forum SolvedIf I wipe my drive, will I have to buy a new copy of windows 7? Forum SolvedHelp! Need to fresh install Win. 8.1 Pro after replacing motherboard. Have key but no media! Forum SolvedGot a new motherboard/hardrive. Do i need to buy windows 7 again? Forum SolvedWhen replacing my current motherboard with another, do I need to reinstall Windows? Forum SolvedI plan on getting a new cpu, motherboard, ram and etc. though if I keep my hdd, can I avoid buying a new copy Forum SolvedNeed new copy of windows? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !