Windows 10: Can i change videocard in win10 without having to reactivate license? Solved

  1.    13 Dec 2016 #1

    Can i change videocard in win10 without having to reactivate license?


    Can i change videocard in win10 without having to reactivate license? Some people say i wont lose my license and some people say i might. I would like to have a real answer so i can prepare myself what i have to do when i start changin my GPU
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       13 Dec 2016 #2

    You'd lose activation if you replace the Mother Board. Any other device(s) will be fine.
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  3.    13 Dec 2016 #3

    Yes graphics cards do not affect the license.
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    Windows 10, macOS Sierra and El Capitan
       19 Dec 2016 #4

    You're fine when you replace anything but your motherboard. Then you have to purchase a new copy of Windows or call their support and tell then you replaced your motherboard and not to charge you for a new license

    So replace your video card, cpu, cpu cooler, ram, disk drive (well kinda) or video card cooler (if you managed to watercool it )
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  5.    19 Dec 2016 #5

    sparkie5571 said: View Post
    You're fine when you replace anything but your motherboard. Then you have to purchase a new copy of Windows or call their support and tell then you replaced your motherboard and not to charge you for a new license
    Not any longer. The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 attaches the digital license for Windows 10 to your Microsoft Account and allows the transfer of the license via the Microsoft Account to a different computer.
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