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Last response: in Windows 7
September 19, 2012 11:53:17 PM

This should be pretty simple. My current system is as follows:

CPU: Intel i5-750
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D Pro
GPU: EVGA GTX-680 SC edition
OS Drive: Samsung 830 Series, 256 GB
Data Drive: Samsung HD103SJ
PSU: Corsair AX750

I just purchased:

CPU: Intel i7-3770k
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77 V Pro

^These will be the only two items changing.

My current OS is an OEM copy of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. What is my best option for re-installing Windows? I realize that once I re-install Windows on the new hardware, using my current key, I will fail the validation process once it has to activate online. So... Can I avoid buying another $120 copy of Windows 7 OEM? I saw somewhere that I can just use an upgrade key once it's installed (Something like this). Is this true? Because if it is, that saves me about $35.00... I'd still rather it be free, but it's better than nothing.

Thanks!

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September 20, 2012 12:10:24 AM

most times if you call up microsoft...just say your mb bit the dust and had to replace it. they should be able to get you a new key.
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September 20, 2012 12:14:01 AM

smorizio said:
most times if you call up microsoft...just say your mb bit the dust and had to replace it. they should be able to get you a new key.



Hi :) 

But thats a lie and wont work in most cases....

You KNOW you legally have to buy another OEM copy....

All the best Brett :) 
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September 20, 2012 12:27:21 AM

I'm not trying to get something for free, I'm just wondering if there's a way to soften the blow.
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September 20, 2012 12:34:07 AM

sgt bombulous said:
I'm not trying to get something for free, I'm just wondering if there's a way to soften the blow.



Hi :) 

"SOFTEN THE BLOW" = Illegal...

All the best Brett :) 
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September 20, 2012 10:07:47 AM

I get the point... So one more thing. Once I install using my current disk, I have 30 days to activate it right? Also, Windows disks and keys are not tied to eachother right? Like, I could use my old disk to install, and then buy a new license (disk) later?
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