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    Hi

    I recently bought a brand new pc with windows 8 (from John Lewis) already installed on it, however the motherboard and processor are being upgraded this weekend as they are not good enough for what i want it for, will i have to re install windows when i get it back? as i never got installation disks or anything like that, sorry for being dumb, just not clued up on these things lol
    Last edited by Pensioner dj; 09 Aug 2013 at 14:35.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Yes, will need to reinstall, & buy a new product key, as OEM manufacturer product keys are non-transferable to a new motherboard.

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