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Updating mobo, reinstalling Windows 7

  • Motherboards
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Motherboards
December 17, 2012 4:00:14 AM

About a year ago, I bought a PC from iBuyPower, and with it was an AMD Phenom II X6 1100t CPU. Most recently, I have been wanting to make the leap to Intel, specifically to an i5 3570, but I realize that I would have to change my mobo and, consequentially do a fresh install of Windows 7.

The problem is that my current version of Windows 7 is OEM-locked, but iBuyPower did issue me a reinstallation DVD; would I be able to use this for my new mobo, or would I have to purchase another copy of Windows? To anyone who has been in this dilemma or would have any knowledge on the matter, any help is appreciated, thanks!

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December 18, 2012 4:10:01 AM

you will not have to get a new windows 7 if you dont format your boot drive you just plug it in than their you go boot the drive
December 20, 2012 2:48:34 PM

Yeah but it's OEM locked; correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't things not work properly if I changed my motherboard?