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Activation after new motherboard installed

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    Activation after new motherboard installed

    I have just replaced my old motherboard. Windows 8 is asking me to activate it but when I try to do so using my product code I am informed that the code is already being used by another computer and that I should buy a new one. As I am using the same computer I am stuck. What can I do?

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  2. #2

    Use the Activate by Phone method.

    Activate Windows 7 by Phone - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Apr 2013 at 21:37. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    Where did you get the computer? Is it prebuilt or OEM? How did you replace the motherboard?
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    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Same as "Ztruker."
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  5. #5

    I successfully activated Windows 8 by phone as suggested. Thanks
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