Confirmation Customer Support will help Activate on hardware change

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  1. Posts : 360
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #10

    I've changed hardware and reported the results, rather than a lot of arm waving and hot air.
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  2. Posts : 1,416
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit
       #11

    A quote from Ed Bott article:

    A motherboard upgrade, even if you reuse storage, video, memory, and a case, is considered a new PC. In that case, if the underlying Windows license is from a retail copy, that license can be transferred.
    This matches the EULA for Windows 10.

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-quietly-rewrites-its-activation-rules-for-windows-10/

    Jim
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  3. DJG
    Posts : 433
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 19044.1741
       #12

    Well, I changed my MB from an ASUS Maximus V EXTREME to an X99-A, everything else except memory (and CPU!) the same. When I booted Win 8.1 from the Maximus image I was ready for all kinds of device warnings, messages and probably a BSOD. Instead, before the login screen I get an Installing devices, please wait message, followed by the login screen after a bit. I log in and everything looks fine, except Windows is not activated. I call the activation number, I explain I had to replace the MB, and presto they activated me.

    I have replaced my workstation's MB every couple of years or so and have never had a problem with XP, Win 7 and Win 8. Maybe I've been lucky.
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  4. Posts : 17,347
    Windows 11 Pro
       #13

    DJG said:
    I have replaced my workstation's MB every couple of years or so and have never had a problem with XP, Win 7 and Win 8. Maybe I've been lucky.
    Please try it with your free upgrade to Windows 10 and tell us how it goes.
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  5. DJG
    Posts : 433
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 19044.1741
       #14

    NavyLCDR said:
    Please try it with your free upgrade to Windows 10 and tell us how it goes.
    I sure will, in just under a couple of years . Though I probably will be replacing the CPU before that.
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