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I succeeded replacing the mainboard in an Acer Aspire v3 and everything is (almost) fine.
Only problem is that Windows 7 now claims that I am using an illegal copy of Windows.
I know that the reason is that the OEM version of Windows is activated with the original mainboard.
I have spoken to both Microsoft support and Acer support several times but neither can or will reactivate my Windows. Is it really so that I have to pay for a new Product Key as consequence of a hardware repair?