motherboard change, windows key lost!!!!!!

Stelios Mappouras

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hey guys, i had an hp pavilion desktop with windows 8 installed on it.
after an accident i changed my motherboard. Now, windows needs activation again!
I found my key with cmd but the key isn't working. I post in hp forum and they said that i have to buy a different key. Is there any way to find my key again??
 

exroofer

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OEM keys are tied to the motherboard. So yes, if you change the motherboard you usually have to buy a new Windows license.
Call Microsoft support. tell them your old motherboard died, give them the key you have. If you are lucky they will validate it on the motherboard.

Maybe.
 

exroofer

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OEM keys are tied to the motherboard. So yes, if you change the motherboard you usually have to buy a new Windows license.
Call Microsoft support. tell them your old motherboard died, give them the key you have. If you are lucky they will validate it on the motherboard.

Maybe.
 

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