So my laptop has had this weird thing where i have to try powering on multiple times to get it to boot. So upon booting i hit f12 and ran diagnostic it said nothing was wrong and i then restarted it no problem. Shut it down and the next time i went to boot it just give 3 beeps. I think im going to be needing a new motherboard and i had a few questions. When dell installs new motherboards is the windows activation code the same because i had my free windows 10 upgrade and no that this info is on the mobo and dont want to lose that and have to buy a retail copy. I recently did a fresh win8 install with the dell recovery usb and then upgraded to windows 10 again with no activation issues and was wondering if it would be the same with a new motherboard?
My other question is whether dell links your service tag to your windows activation because i can get the motherboard and due it myself cheaper and use the asset tool to put my express service code and service tag myself.
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We certainly have to change the Motherboard on the system .The Motherboard has the pre-injected product key .The link will help :www.dell.com/.../SLN290004
The Service tag is associated with a system and not the motherboard .The Service Tag is a 7-character code, and the Express Service Code is a 10 to 11-digit code that is a numeric version of the Service Tag. Dell uses these product identifiers to access information about your device’s specific tech specs and warranty so that we can provide personalized support options.
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Ok thats what I thought, i was hoping that dell kept track and linked the two together. Is there anyway to keep my current installation code so i do not lose my windows10 upgrade? Like is the bios chip where the windows activation is could i put my current bios chip on a new motherboard?
If you are resetting the system to factory setting you will not loose the product key however if you replace the mother board ( externally) you will.
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