Question New mobo, new OS?

Feb 27, 2021
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My mobo just crapped out on me so, I have to buy a new one. Am I correct in assuming that the Windows 10 pro activation key that I used with the old mobo will not work with the new mobo?
 
Feb 27, 2021
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Get same model motherboard for replacement (at minimum it has to be same chipset motherboard). Then you might be able skip re-installation of windows.
It still may require re-installation for some of drivers - chipset, graphics,lan,audio.

Use instructions listed here, how to reactivate windows after hardware change.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/reactivating-windows-10-after-a-hardware-change-2c0e962a-f04c-145b-6ead-fb3fc72b6665
So, if the old mobo was an AsRock H310 and I buy an ASUS H310 mobo I should be okay?
 

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AsRock H310 -> AsRock H310 ...reinstall not needed
AsRock H310 -> ASUS H310 ...reinstall probably not needed but maybe
AsRock H310 -> Anything other than another H310 ....reinstall almost certainly needed

Try it and see what happens.
 

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