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Windows not legitimate after reinstall with same key

Discussion in 'Windows Software' started by Zobator, May 8, 2013.

  1. Antonio Iacobone

    Antonio Iacobone Well-Known Member

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    Anyway I did a clone image of the partition...it's always useful to have it ;). Really happened with only a change of GPU? I had to call MS lately because I changed my motherboard and cpu! LOL...then I changed the gpu from Ati to Nvidia...no problems...Windows didn't ask another time for activation
     
  2. comphelp

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    Windows 8 activation is tied to the motherboard. When switching to another iron will have to re-activate the Windows 8. After that, just need to create Activation Backup with Advanced Tokens Manager. When the system is fully configured I make a Backup with Acronis True Image 2014 (Thanks eTeknix!). If you do not have a good Backup and Recovery software you can use free or free at the moment software. For Example AOMEI Backupper (free) , AOMEI Backupper Pro (today for free) or O&O Disk Image 7 Professional Edition (free at the moment).
     
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  3. comphelp

    comphelp Well-Known Member

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    And it is possible to activate Windows 8 by phone ?
     
  4. Antonio Iacobone

    Antonio Iacobone Well-Known Member

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    no...I mean it didn't needed to be activated again. Yes..when i changed the mobo I re-activated it by phone. But after changing the GPU it didn't ask to be activated again. By the way I can advice Macrium Reflect as ghosting software. It's free, and does the job perfectly!
     
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