Plan on Upgrading my gaming PCs Hardware... Re-Purchase Win7?
So I built my PC and bought Win7... Its only 1 year 1 week old.... Im going from 775 parts to a new 1155 mobo, cpu, and ddr3 ram.... Will I have to re-purchase Win7? Are there ways around this?
- technically you should buy a new one, but if you still have the disc and the cd key, you don't need to. I redo my computer and I use the old windows alot of the time when i upgrade my hardware.
- Nope since once bought you can use it all your life with the same registration key .
- No. If it's a retail version, just install it and activate, you should have no problem after a year. They only hold activation data for 30 days or so. If it's an OEM version, you should still be OK, as long as you haven't activated it more than twice.
- You shouldn't have to. I upgraded to SB from a C2Q and didn't even bother reinstalling the OS. WIndows booted up without issue, Installed the mobo drivers, rebooted into safe mode ran a driver cleaner, got rid of the old mobo drivers, rebooted, and that was it. I did have to reactivate Windows again, but that took like 5 seconds.
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