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Old 06-22-2016, 01:49 AM   #7
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Re: Asus rog rampage v edition 10

Originally Posted by Sandog View Post
No the mobo was warped when I installed it. I will show you pics when I change it out. The board is very very thin which is unsettling of itself.

I have Windows 10 Pro x64 with latest SP now. Are you saying I will have a hard time reinstalling it? I had a hard time on this last mobo but I called MS and spoke to the rep politely for 30min and after giving him my full up reg. no. for Win 8.1 which I paid for he got permission to give me a new original and unique key for Windows 10 Pro to use. I shouldn't have any issues activating. There is also a limit on activations per key I believe.
I think it may be harder now with Windows 10. On earlier versions of Windows an OEM version was pretty much stuck to the original motherboard. The full versions of those could be de-installed and installed elsewhere.

I could be wrong about this, but with Windows 10, it is pretty much tied to the device. That is why once it is activated you can re-install it on the same motherboard without re-entering the key.

Think about it, if you were to sell your old Motherboard, the new owner can install a fresh copy of Windows 10 and activate it with no key what so ever

I hope I'm wrong on this.
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