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I know im kinda stupid but i need to know if a GPU or a CPU can affect my Windows 10 license, since im buying both of them later on in 2017. Please help!
If you change the Motherboard, then yes, It may affect the Windows 10 license on that particular hardware- mainly because the OS will consider It as a new PC.

A CPU or GPU change should not affect anything.
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.
I've swapped graphics cards (and pretty sure CPU) without license issues multiple times in the past.
NO. IT WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR WINDOWS 10 LICENSE.
It won't harm your license in anyway. You can change pretty much everything without the license changing (RAM, GPU, CPU...).
(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)
(12-26-2016, 09:14 PM)pvnk Wrote: [ -> ]NO. IT WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR WINDOWS 10 LICENSE.

Yep Cool
Changing GPU will not affect your license.
(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.
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