I have since purchased a new i7-950, 6gb (2x3gb) of ram, and a Corsair H50 cooler. I have already removed my old mobo, cpu, ram, and I'm ready to install the new goodies. My question is in regards to Windows 7 which is already loaded on my HD. How do I re-activate the OS? Will the system boot up and give my options? My version of Win7 is Professional 64-bit. Thanks
It should. If it cannot re-activate on its own, it should give you a toll-free number to call where, as JAE always put it a "nice young man from India", will be on the line and you talk to him about re-activation. Technically speaking if your Windows license is "OEM" you are not allowed to change to a different motherboard (considered a "new" computer). However, lots of people just claim it is a straight up replacement and the call centre agent usually let you re-activate. Your call in the end.
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