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Hardware upgrade - Windows 7 Activation

Last response: in Windows 7
December 6, 2009 1:41:30 AM

Am about to upgrade my computer with new motherboard and CPU. I am already running Windows 7 on my current system. Is there a way to preserve my license key or am I going to have a problem upon reactivation? Obviously I need to do a fresh install to get all the new drivers and such. Just wondering what pain I am in for with Windows 7 activation. I know there was a tool out there for Vista to backup license key, but could not find one for W7. Does one exist?
December 6, 2009 1:45:40 AM

If it is a legitimate license, you should be able to activate it again. If it gives you grief during internet activation, just give them a call and they'll give you the activation code over the phone. Just let them know you've recent upgraded.
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December 6, 2009 2:25:25 AM

Windows 7 retail no problem .... Windows 7 OEM, could be an issue.

Your license key is written on the package sticker.