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Install windows with recovery disc

TheAcornBender
  • 47 months ago

So im about to build a new pc, but im just wondering, i have a windows 8 recovery disc from when my laptop crashed and had to repair it, im just wondering if i could install windows from the recovery disc in the new pc as this would save me a bit of money. or would this not work?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Legally, No.
Microsoft:

Q. Can a PC with an OEM Windows operating system have its motherboard upgraded and keep the same license? What if it was replaced because it was defective?

A. Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer—except the motherboard—...

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