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What components does microsoft base its authorisation on?

I'm thinking of upgrading my computer, but keeping the hard drive. If I change my mainboard does this nulify my Windows activation?

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It should not- as long as you have the COA on the computer. Since you will lose the oembin in the BIOS you will have to activate your copy again. It will as you to put the 25 num/alph sequence in and of course not like them. then they will provide you with an 800 number to call- stay on the line until you reach India -you read off about 8 set of numbers they give you eight sets of numbers and it is activated.
I hope you purchase a dell, so you have a disc to work with. Most of the others just stuff it on another particition and tell you to make a copy.
Any who, that about all of the procedure you will endure. (it is a little more elaborate not much)

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Yes , if you change the motherboard it would nullify the activation . You can reacctivate the windows by putting the product key again.
In some cases and reinstallation of windows is required because of change in motherboard components and drivers. So before upgrading do back up all information from the harddirve .


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