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    Windows 7 is finally affordable so I'm going to bite the bullet.

    That and I upgrades to 10 free. The OEM version can be bought for $50 bucks. My concern is how difficult will it be to move it to a new motherboard if mine goes bad?

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    If you have an OEM copy you can only replace like with like, so the mobo must be essentially the same. If you had a full license you could use any mobo.

    To actually re-install you would need a commercial backup product that performed "bare metal" restores. Macrium, EaseUS and Acronis will all do that, but not in the free version.

    cheers, Paul

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    What are you upgrading to Win 7 from and have you used the Win 7 Upgrade Advisor and I wouldn't be in too much of a rush to upgrade to Win 10 yet until MS sort out the chaos they have caused for some with their first major updates.

    I dread to think what the average user who has just bought a Win 10 machine could be going through and how many will have taken them back.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/down...ils.aspx?id=20

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