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will changing my cpu deactivate windows 8 oem

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August 18, 2014 6:35:24 AM

hi, i have a intel pentium g3230 and wanna change it to intel i5 3330. i wanna know if my windows 8 oem will be deacivated or will nothing happen, a quick response will be amazing. thanks.

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August 18, 2014 6:40:34 AM

You will be fine unless you change the motherboard, 100% for sure. Windows has around 10 check points for hardware and you have to have at least 5/10 not change in order for it to not mess up OEM windows. The motherboard accounts for 6/10, so any other changes are fine. Graphics cards, Ram, CPU, and hard drives are fine to upgrade.
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August 18, 2014 6:40:46 AM

You are good; you will not need to reactivate.
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August 18, 2014 6:41:57 AM

That Pentium supports LGA1150 socket while that i5 supports LGA1155, which means you need to change your MoBo as well to accomodate that chip. With OEM version you'd just need to reactivate Windows. Which is really easy and shouldn't be a problem.
I'd just like to point out its not a wise decision to go back in terms of tech (from newer Pentium to older i5). You should get a 4th gen i5. And if you do that, then you'll not even need to reactivate it as you won't have to change your MoBo.
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August 18, 2014 6:42:19 AM

geofelt said:
You are good; you will not need to reactivate.


because my friend said that it does deactivate it so i do not wanna spend 130 and its a waste ?
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August 18, 2014 6:48:03 AM

al2xhds said:
geofelt said:
You are good; you will not need to reactivate.


because my friend said that it does deactivate it so i do not wanna spend 130 and its a waste ?


If you do run into problems, try the number listed here for your country. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/customer-service-phone-... Tell them that your motherboard died and you had to replace it. If you get the right service rep. they will activate it for you again. I had to do this when I replaced my asus board for my MSI board. They did it no problem since all my other components were not changed. If you do have to follow this route, you will want your old cpu installed.
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August 18, 2014 6:52:59 AM

MeteorsRaining said:
That Pentium supports LGA1150 socket while that i5 supports LGA1155, which means you need to change your MoBo as well to accomodate that chip. With OEM version you'd just need to reactivate Windows. Which is really easy and shouldn't be a problem.
I'd just like to point out its not a wise decision to go back in terms of tech (from newer Pentium to older i5). You should get a 4th gen i5. And if you do that, then you'll not even need to reactivate it as you won't have to change your MoBo.


sorry i have a pentium g2020. and wanna upfrade to a i5 3330, will i still have windows after changing
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August 18, 2014 6:56:38 AM

Yes you'll have the windows after you change the CPU. It may get deactivated (unlikely) but you can reactivate with a valid reason (which you have) from Microsoft. You're good to go, all the best!
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August 18, 2014 7:58:02 AM

MeteorsRaining said:
Yes you'll have the windows after you change the CPU. It may get deactivated (unlikely) but you can reactivate with a valid reason (which you have) from Microsoft. You're good to go, all the best!


if windows isnt activated i still have the original disc so would that help
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August 18, 2014 8:18:14 AM

Than its not an issue in first place! :) 
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August 18, 2014 8:22:20 AM

MeteorsRaining said:
Than its not an issue in first place! :) 


right thank you so much, if i run into any problems is their anyway i can contact you


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August 18, 2014 10:28:16 AM

Feel free to PM me :) 
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