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Changing Motherboard

Last response: in Windows 7
August 14, 2010 12:12:59 AM

I built my rig a couple days ago and activated by win7 ultimate 64 retail after installation.

Now, my motherboard is acting all weird and it seems to be defective, so I'll be getting a replacement motherboard.

It's exactly the same motherboard except maybe they have different serial number. Is windows 7 going to detect this change and I need to reactivate the windows 7? I heard some people saying windows 7 activation attaches it to the motherboard. Is this true?

My MOBO is ASUS P6X58D Premium


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August 14, 2010 12:53:38 AM

Yes, at the time of activation, a checksum of hardware used is recorded, but if the new MB is the same it will not be a problem, and a different checksum is not is not made( requiring reactivation)