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I hear quite often that upgrading your motherboard is a daunting task. When changing the motherboard a lot of software will require a new key so to speak.
I recently purchased a Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 motherboard to upgrade to from my old and quirky MSI 785GM-P45, and I would like to do so without doing a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit(there is a slight chance I am not using a legitimate copy...heh).
The motherboard is the only component I will be upgrading. So tell me, is this at all achievable?
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  1. Is not true. If you have legit softwares you don't need new key. Ok, except Windows :)
  2. asandwhich said:
    I hear quite often that upgrading your motherboard is a daunting task. When changing the motherboard a lot of software will require a new key so to speak.
    I recently purchased a Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 motherboard to upgrade to from my old and quirky MSI 785GM-P45, and I would like to do so without doing a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit(there is a slight chance I am not using a legitimate copy...heh).
    The motherboard is the only component I will be upgrading. So tell me, is this at all achievable?

    We do not support software piracy on Tom's Hardware, so coming here asking for advice on pirated system, its not the right place....
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