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Do I need to buy a new windows copy if I want to upgrade motherboard and cpu?

I have an oem version of windows 8 and I'm currently using the latest version of windows 10. I've heard that microsoft has supposedly tied the key to people's microsoft account so I was wondering if I wouldn't have to purchase a new version of windows.
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    techynoob7 said:
    I have an oem version of windows 8 and I'm currently using the latest version of windows 10. I've heard that microsoft has supposedly tied the key to people's microsoft account so I was wondering if I wouldn't have to purchase a new version of windows.


    If you have Upgraded to Win 10, and it is activated, you do NOT need to purchase a new OS.

    Read and do this before you change any hardware:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3164428/windows-build-1607-activation.html
  2. ok thanks
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