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sam600sx

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Hey everyone. I plan to update the CPU on a Win10 MSI B450M motherboard. Am I going to have problems with the Win10 activation?
 

MMitch

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I don't think so, I went from 2500K Sandy bridge to AMD 2700X without any issue and a new W10 installation.
 

sam600sx

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Thanks guys. That's what I thought it's tied to the motherboard. I just wanted to be sure before I screwed up an activated install.
 

ReaperX22

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I think it depends when the key was last activated.. My Win 7 Pro key from like 2011, which has been used on 5 different core machines with at least 6 months in between activation, has allowed me to swap it between multiple machines, inclusive of the Win10 upgrade path. But then when I had to do a quick swap of a HTPC to a different machine, it said the key was in use (different key for diff version of windows). All keys were OEM, not retail. So I think with enough time between activations it just works anyway!
 

MMitch

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Thanks guys. That's what I thought it's tied to the motherboard. I just wanted to be sure before I screwed up an activated install.

I changed my mobo at the same and SSD too, no issue. The only thing I kept was the frame and video cards (and spare HDD/SDD).
As mentioned above, time between installation may impact and in the worst scenario, call M$ ... normally just typing the numbers is fine. (Choose english, french never yield good results for co workers lol)
 
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