Windows 10 After Hardware Changes

  1.    15 Mar 2016 #1

    Windows 10 After Hardware Changes

    I have Windows 10 Single Language (upgraded from Windows 8.1 SL OEM) 64bit and I'm planning to make a hardware change (CPU. mainboard, GPU, case, PSU, etc.). From what I read, if I change the CPU and/or mainboard, Windows needs to be activated again. Is this true? So I need to buy another Windows 10 key?
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  2.    15 Mar 2016 #2

    Hardware change.

    You will need a new license because you are changing the motherboard. Changing the Motherboard constitutes a new computer. You can change any other internal component but not the Motherboard and reactivate your existing Windows 10 license.
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  3.    16 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks for the reply!

    Is that true that changing the mainboard without clean Windows install will results instability for my system?
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  4.    16 Mar 2016 #4

    Yes it may cause instability. Clean install is recommended.
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