RE: Will a new GPU or CPU affect a Windows 10 License? 01-06-2017, 05:43 AM #11
(01-06-2017, 05:40 AM)Ender Wrote:(01-06-2017, 03:11 AM)phyrrus9 Wrote:(12-25-2016, 02:09 AM)Ender Wrote: Nope, it's fine. If you get a new hard drive then you need to move over or install windows on that, but GPU and CPU are fine. You can even replace every part (minus the hard drive) and be fine. But, I wouldn't reccomend swapping out every part as windows can run into issues.
This isn't accurate at all. I've changed hard drives on my machine 3 times now without any issues. Windows uses a multitude of hardware serial numbers to make up its key, I assume that they made it smart enough to detect minor hardware changes (which makes it neat because that would mean you could clone one drive, slowly change hardware then clone the other and have 2 copies for the price of 1)
That is literally what I said, I mentioned the hard drive to say that you have to clone the original. That's all.
GPU doesn't have any ties to windows other than the drivers you need to put on it.