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December 21, 2012 6:22:40 PM

I am thinking about getting a new mobo. Is the OS kept in the hard drive or Mobo. Sorry for stupid questiom

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December 21, 2012 6:24:02 PM

Hard drive...
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December 21, 2012 6:24:50 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hard drive...


So could I just get a new mobo and plug everything back into it and be good to go?
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December 21, 2012 6:25:47 PM

its on your harddrive :) 
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December 21, 2012 6:28:40 PM

Cpuwarrior said:
So could I just get a new mobo and plug everything back into it and be good to go?



Hi :) 

ONLY if its EXACTLY the same make and model of motherboard.... if its a different one you will HAVE to reload windows...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 21, 2012 6:32:12 PM

The OS is stored on the hard drive. However, if you change your motherboard then you will need a new OEM Windows license. Replacing the motherboard = new computer to Microsoft.

Edit- identical motherboard replacement is ok as Brett stated.
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December 21, 2012 6:42:59 PM

Hard drive.. Rwpritchett is right btw Microsoft sees a change of a motherboard as a major change so you will have to buy a new licence key for windows.
I think at some time or another mobo makers will start to put nand flash memory on the motherboard to store just the OS well see if it happens I have a feeling at some point someone will do it at some point.
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December 21, 2012 6:44:38 PM

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