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Keeping Windows 8.1 through motherboard switch

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February 16, 2014 1:50:56 PM

Would i be able to run windows 8.1 on my new motherboard or will it not be affected? I already have windows 8.1 on my current computer. Would I need a new code?

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a b * Windows 8
a c 91 V Motherboard
February 16, 2014 2:02:38 PM

You will have to reinstall Windows 8.1 to get maximal functionality, unless you're changing to the exact same motherboard.

And, no, you don't need a new product key.
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February 16, 2014 2:16:33 PM

ThatVietGuy said:
You will have to reinstall Windows 8.1 to get maximal functionality, unless you're changing to the exact same motherboard.

And, no, you don't need a new product key.


Thanks, would i have to re-pay for it if I got a different motherboard?
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a c 91 V Motherboard
February 16, 2014 2:33:29 PM

No.
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February 16, 2014 2:41:12 PM

ThatVietGuy said:
No.


Ok thanks.
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February 16, 2014 2:58:33 PM

Nxmer said:
ThatVietGuy said:
You will have to reinstall Windows 8.1 to get maximal functionality, unless you're changing to the exact same motherboard.

And, no, you don't need a new product key.


Thanks, would i have to re-pay for it if I got a different motherboard?


Just went through this a week ago. Swapped from Asus m5a97 to Asus m5a99fx pro r2.0 running windows 7. The license key would never activate since it was a OEM version windows disc and was already activated on the old mobo. Had to call microsoft and purchase a new key $40 for the new installation.
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