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Do I have to reinstall Windows 8 if I change my motherboard?

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User Info: CM_Mojica

CM_Mojica
3 years ago#1
Because I can't find the Disc :/
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User Info: simpfan2k6

simpfan2k6
3 years ago#2
Yes. Even if by miracle you get into windows, It's going to be ugly and probably crash all the time. Not to mention the first and only time i tried that, windows un activated itself also.
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User Info: CM_Mojica

CM_Mojica
3 years ago#3
That's BS. I'm screwed I guess.


Windows is ridiculously expensive.


Microsoft can f*** off.
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User Info: wizardmon

wizardmon
3 years ago#4
If you have your legally purchased product license you can just burn your own Windows Disk and use it.
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gsf4lyfe
3 years ago#5
wizardmon posted...
If you have your legally purchased product license you can just burn your own Windows Disk and use it.


Not if it was the OEM version. That's tied to a specific mobo.
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User Info: CM_Mojica

CM_Mojica
3 years ago#6
wizardmon posted...
If you have your legally purchased product license you can just burn your own Windows Disk and use it.


Don't have another computer and don't know anyone willing to help me so that doesn't work.
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User Info: CM_Mojica

CM_Mojica
3 years ago#7
Is it possible to refresh windows through bios or whatever?
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Love_Me_Sexy
3 years ago#8
CM_Mojica posted...
wizardmon posted...
If you have your legally purchased product license you can just burn your own Windows Disk and use it.


Don't have another computer and don't know anyone willing to help me so that doesn't work.


There's no library or shop in your city/town with a communal computer that you can use?
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User Info: CM_Mojica

CM_Mojica
3 years ago#9
Is it possible to repair windows 8 before it actually boots.


Any combination of keys or something?


Please, I just lost my job and can't afford to buy windows again
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User Info: DerPancake

DerPancake
3 years ago#10
CM_Mojica posted...
Is it possible to repair windows 8 before it actually boots.


Any combination of keys or something?


Please, I just lost my job and can't afford to buy windows again


Well, there is always a way....you can obtain it through other means...and thats free.
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