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Paper Tape
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motherboard upgrade

I got a legion y720 desktop with rx 570 graphic card. I want to add one more graphic card and crossfire it, but there is no second x16 PCIe slot in it.


If I replace the mother board with a new one from amazon or elsewhere, would windows licence become void?




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Re: motherboard upgrade

Hi S.Guru,

Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.


Yes, Windows will not get activated as nowadays license is embedded on Motherboard. Also for more idea please check below article:

Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change


I hope the above information helped you. 

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!


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Paper Tape
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Re: motherboard upgrade

Thanks a lot mate. I will follow the steps given in the link when I upgrade the motherboard. Now shopping for the right now Smiley Happy

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