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reinstall Windows 8 to new Motherboard

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June 29, 2014 5:09:55 PM

I had installed windows 8 to an existing computer, only to discover the motherboard did not support this. After purchasing a new CPU and Motherboard, can I install the windows 8 OEM as is, or do I need a new product key to do this?

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a c 1226 * Windows 8
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June 29, 2014 5:15:24 PM

Is this a Windows 8 that you bought and installed, or was it preinstalled?
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a c 210 * Windows 8
June 29, 2014 5:31:09 PM

...Doesnt matter my friend. All versions of win8 are transferrable to new systems for a change so he will be 'legal' using the key he has.

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June 29, 2014 5:34:50 PM

USAFRet said:
Is this a Windows 8 that you bought and installed, or was it preinstalled?


We bought and installed.
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a c 1226 * Windows 8
a c 644 V Motherboard
June 29, 2014 5:39:46 PM

popatim said:
...Doesnt matter my friend. All versions of win8 are transferrable to new systems for a change so he will be 'legal' using the key he has.

:-)


Actually, it does matter a little.

Preinstalled - the path to installing on different hardware is much more difficult.
The licensing agreement from MS specifically asks about 'how did you obtain this? Preinstalled or no'. The terms are different.

Something you bought and installed? Change away!
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a c 1226 * Windows 8
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June 29, 2014 5:40:57 PM

RLR1 said:
USAFRet said:
Is this a Windows 8 that you bought and installed, or was it preinstalled?


We bought and installed.


Then you are good to go. You can reinstall with the new hardware. As always, only one PC at a time.
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