Retail, and a new motherboard Tags: Windows 7 Motherboards Components Last response: February 21, 2010 11:07 PM in Components Share dlwilliams12 February 21, 2010 10:03:43 PM Hello, I want to upgrade my motherboard. Now I have a retail copy of windows 7 installed, but what is going to happen if I just throw in a new motherboard? Will I end up having to re-install windows, or is there a way around this? More about : retail motherboard GhislainG a b $ Windows 7 a c 229 V Motherboard February 21, 2010 11:07:19 PM It depends on what the old and the new motherboards are. If they both have similar chipsets, then all you'll have to do is register Windows 7 again. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Upgrade win7 home premium OEM to win7 home premium full retail version on a SSD with new motherboard. Forum SolvedRetail Windows 7 reinstall needed after motherboard replacement? Forum Solvedw7 home premium upgrade retail to new machine? Forum SolvedAbout Win7 Install Limits how many OEM retail installations motherboard times Forum SolvedTransferring FULL Retail Windows 7 from Bootcamp to new PC Forum Solvedcan i take out the pre built fan on a retail case and replace it with a new one? Forum SolvedInstalling retail versions of windows 8.1 to new computer to get rid of HP Bloatware Forum SolvedUpgrading to a SSD from my HDD, can I still use my retail Windows 7 on the new drive? Forum SolvedCan I? Buy a "new orange box" (turns out used). Buy the game through steam, and install it from the used retail disk? Forum SolvedBuying a New PSU and a GPU for a Retail bought PC Forum SolvedBuying a New PSU and a GPU for a Retail bought PC Forum SolvedDell E510 Motherboard based on a retail board? Forum SolvedRe-installing a Retail copy of Win7 Home Premium on new Hardware. Forum SolvedNew hardware on retail floor with Windows 7 release? Forum Motherboard upgrade help with windows 7 retail Forum When are new intel CPUs going retail ? Forum New Server for Work (retail) - Budget Forum Win 7 pro x64 retail install failure.. new build Forum SolvedBuying a new Motherboard. Forum SolvedQuestion about two partitions on preformatted harddrive with new motherboard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !