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Cannot Re-activate After Motherboard Replacement


My motherboard on my hp pavilion tx2032au was recently changed after became damaged. It was replace with same make and model by hp service center. Prior to the replacement i have replaced the oem vista with windows 7 home basic. I've done the activation and the software is genuine. Most of the drivers for hardware have been updated accordingly and the pc works fine before the motherboard replacement.

After replacing the motherboard windows 7 says my activation period has expired. I found several information over the internet that windows will need to be re-activated after certain hardware changes. My question is, will reinstalling windows 7 again solve the activation problem? If not what should i do?


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