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Replacing same vers. IO board without losing OS rights


Maricha

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Hi.
I am about to try replacing a broken IO board. I've read that there is a risk of losing the OS rights but is that true also if the board is the exact same up to the version number?

Any helpful thoughts are much appreciated.

Thanks
Edited: Audio, USB, Card reader IO board ASUS-X555L-X555LD-AUDIO-USB-CARD-READER-IO-BOARD-REV-2-0
 
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mrjimphelps

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Which IO board are we talking about? If it is the motherboard, then it is likely you will lose your OS rights, because Windows will interpret it as being a different computer. In this case, you'll need to call Microsoft and see if they will activate Windows for you with the new board. They probably will.
 

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KYHI

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As Jim stated you will lose the OS Rights due to different hardware ID Codes...
So might as well upgrade Board... Then call to activate...
Or, If you are using MS Account then maybe you can Transfer those rights (with Win10 you can transfer to New PC)
 

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Maricha

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Which IO board are we talking about? If it is the motherboard, then it is likely you will lose your OS rights, because Windows will interpret it as being a different computer. In this case, you'll need to call Microsoft and see if they will activate Windows for you with the new board. They probably will.
Hey
Thx for replying and sorry for the lack of information. I am talking about changing a Audio USB Card reader board exactly like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-X55...O-BOARD-REV-2-0-60NB0620-IO1030-/321838647768
 

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mrjimphelps

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You won't lose your OS rights when you change this card, unless you have already changed several other cards. In that case, you might.
 

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    Haswell
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    12 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
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    1920 x 1080
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    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
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    Sophos (Linux), Windows Defender (Windows)
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    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house.

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