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Motherboard failure! Windows 8 Pro license transfer?

Dvbssman

New Member
Can my Windows Pro license (non OEM) be transferred to my rebuilt computer that now has a different model motherboard and CPU? I tried booting up the newly rebuilt system with my system hard drive (two SSD's in RAID 0) as is but failed. It looks like I must do a clean install and then try to restore everything from my last backup.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    16 Gbytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 6950
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

bobkn

New Member
Member
You can transfer the Win8 license, if it's not OEM.

If it's an upgrade license, there might be some license agreement concerns, but you can still do it.

Are the RAID controllers the same on the old and new motherboards? I suppose that they are not, or Win8 would have been likelier to boot on the new board.

(I'll probably not use motherboard RAID again. I tried an Intel RAID 10 a few years ago, and got tired of the array re-verifying after every bluescreen. That took hours, even though the individual drives were only 500GB each.)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable

Dvbssman

New Member
Thanks bobkn. I suspect the RAID controllers are different on the new MOBO. I am formatting the two SSD's now and will try a clean install.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    16 Gbytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 6950
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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