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Windows 10 free upgrade and hardware replacing

Dave3000

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 through the free upgrade promotion. I right now have a GTX 780 ti video card and might upgrade to a GTX 980 ti. Will my Windows 10 installation become void if I replace my video card with a different one? I understand that the free Windows 10 upgrade from MS is tied to the system the Windows 10 free upgrade was performed on based on what I read.
 

alcoholbob

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It's probably tied to the motherboard since from what I hear it's based on DeviceID tag.
 

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