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January 1, 2013 9:14:08 PM

This is just a question for future references. Because I have Windows 7 OEM, it's obviously locked to the MB. If I were to ever buy a new motherboard, would it be as simple as buying another Windows 7, and when the computer starts up, I'll just activate? Or will it take more, like a new install?

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a c 1160 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
January 1, 2013 9:21:13 PM

It would take a new install. If your board goes out and you get a different replacement people have got permission from MS to reactivate the OEM.
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January 5, 2013 4:22:46 AM

rolli59 said:
It would take a new install. If your board goes out and you get a different replacement people have got permission from MS to reactivate the OEM.

How does one get these permissions?
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January 5, 2013 4:36:29 AM

Matt430 said:
How does one get these permissions?

I think your chances of getting permission would be fairly slim.
It would probably be much easier to just buy a new copy of Windows.
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a c 1160 V Motherboard
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January 5, 2013 12:09:58 PM

Matt430 said:
How does one get these permissions?

Usually with a phone call to MS (activation number) explaining what happened.
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