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Do you need to re-activate Windows 7 after it has been renamed? The machine i'm talking about is a pc that is connected to a domain (at work).

Or is this not necessary?

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Renaming your pc does not invalidate your activation status. Only big hardware changes or sometimes BIOS updates.

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+ 1 Totally agree! Although I would say 'Some (most) big hardware changes' as I have gotten away with a few in the past :) . – Dave Aug 14 '12 at 11:29

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