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processor swap and the effect on Windows

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I just installed Win7Pro on a new build and now am thinking of swapping processors. Is this going to cause Windows to deactivate it's license? Any other considerations I should look at before swapping the processors?
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A processor change alone shouldn't trigger reactivation.  There's an outside chance you may need to reinstall your systemboard drivers after swapping, but as long as you have got a compatible processor you should be fine.
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