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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove GhislainG Motherboard Master 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Retail, and a new motherboard> Related ressources: ForumMotherboard upgrade help with windows 7 retail ForumDell E510 Motherboard based on a retail board? ForumHP Blackbird 002 ( retail edition) upGRADE > core i7 ForumWhat's the difference between OEM and retail version of windows 7? ForumWindows 7 system builder vs retail ForumWindows xp oem upgraded to windows 8 retail ForumXP Upgraded to Win 7 - OEM or Retail ? ForumRe-installing a Retail copy of Win7 Home Premium on new Hardware. ForumWindows 7 Retail Disk & OEM Product Key ForumWin 7 pro x64 retail install failure.. new build ForumWhat are the diffences? oem and Retail ? drm / eula? ForumWindows 7 OEM vs Retail ForumClean install of retail Windows 7 and NVidia 560ti is not recognized! ForumNeed $750 gaming pc include retail OS in price ForumHow to install retail plus power supply in gateway dx4300 ForumBuying OEM/ Retail CPU ForumWindows 7 OEM vs Retail ForumNew Server for Work ( retail ) - Budget ForumPSU Help ForumCONNECTING POWER SUPPLY TO P5N-E SLI MOTHERBOARD More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !