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    I purchased Windows 7 OEM 64 bit & installed it the day it came out & I really like it.
    My question is, I want to buy a new motherboard & a faster CPU for this computer.
    Am I going to have a problem with Microsoft when I re-install Win 7 on the new hardware?
    It actually will be the same box. I am just concerned about activating it with the new hardware.

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    Your concerns are justified, but it can be done! An internet search on installing a new motherboard should give you the information you need.
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    You may have to contact MS support for help with a new key for your new PC configuration. I have had to contact MS twice over the last year after changing OS and reinstalling programs. They have always been very accomadating to valid OS users and in both cases after about 10 minutes I was up and running.
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