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  • Question

  • Hey all

     

    I installed my Windows7 Professional which I acquired from MSDN AA. Am planning to upgrade my motherboard & HDD.

     

    Is there a way to deactivate this product key so I can install it again into my upgraded PC?

     

    Thanks in advance & regards

     

    dk

    Friday, May 14, 2010 10:24 AM

Answers

  • Deactivation is not required - simply uninstall/format the PC.
    You may have to activate the new machine over the phone.
     
    If you're lucky you may not even need to reinstall (it's worth a go!) - try
    cloning the old drive to the new with a third-party partition manager, and
    booting from that - windows will install (hopefully!) the drivers required,
    and the complain about needing to activate. If it works, great, if it
    doesn't, all you've lost is time :)
     
    --
    Noel Paton
    CrashFixPC
     
    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    www.crashfixpc.co.uk
     
     
    Friday, May 14, 2010 10:31 AM
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