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I had a failed motherboard when SB first came out, I called MS and they gave me a new key for my OEM copy when I explained to them what happened and I had to replace the mobo. Its worth a try.

Well I'm going to call them right now, How would go about contacting them for something like this?
post #12 of 32
If it is another AM3+ board you shouldn't have a problem. I've switched between several different p67 series boards with no problems.
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But he SOLD his. It will still be in use.
    
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Well I'm going to call them right now, How would go about contacting them for something like this?
pleasee write back after to see how it goes please
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Just install as usual and when you go to authenticate online it will give you some options. Use the automated phone option and it will guide you through the process. very easy, and you dont have to speak to anyone. If you are just switching out parts no reason to buy a new copy. I even had to re authenticate when i unlocked cores on a PHII cpu. It happens sometimes. I have used about 7 different motherboards with my OEM copy no problems. Even once or twice i switched boards and didnt have to re authenticate.

PS: I have re authenticated my OEM copy more times then I can count, at least 10 times. Sometimes just re installing Windows i have to call the number and go through the process again. Long as you are not using your copy on multiple machines you are not breaking any rules.
Edited by Chuckclc - 10/14/11 at 12:19pm
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How OEM are we talking? OEM like from a store, or OEM "came with my HP/Dell/whatever". If its the first one, just install like normal - it'll work fine. If its the 2nd one, glhf with that.
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Well I'm going to call them right now, How would go about contacting them for something like this?
Click that activate windows now thing and select the telephone method.
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Click that activate windows now thing and select the telephone method.
But clicking the automated telephone thingy as much more easy.
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Just install as usual and when you go to authenticate online it will give you some options. Use the automated phone option and it will guide you through the process. very easy, and you dont have to speak to anyone. If you are just switching out parts no reason to buy a new copy. I even had to re authenticate when i unlocked cores on a PHII cpu. It happens sometimes. I have used about 7 different motherboards with my OEM copy no problems. Even once or twice i switched boards and didnt have to re authenticate.

PS: I have re authenticated my OEM copy more times then I can count, at least 10 times. Sometimes just re installing Windows i have to call the number and go through the process again. Long as you are not using your copy on multiple machines you are not breaking any rules.
I was assuming this was the case...I just haven't first hand delt with it yet as none of the machines I've built for people since 7 came out has had a motherboard die (*knocks on wood*)
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I suppose I should tell the whole embarrassing story:

I'm still in the process of trading my motherboard (Asus Sabertooth 990FX) for a Gigabyte 990X-UD3 with a little cash on the side and I still don't have the board in yet, It hadn't even occurred to me during the initial talk with the other party, to ask whether they had a license or not so we could swap licenses. No big deal right? Nope I failed to notice he was using Linux and I even though I got overnight shipping on the UD3 It didn't come in today like it should have. So I don't physically have the board and I'm about to be leaving the house to ship off my motherboard and I came across this disturbing problem.

The question here: Should I just wait for the UD3 then ship it back to him at a cost out of my pocket or should I take the chance that Microsoft will transfer the license to the new Board?

The Problem: The computer I'm on is currently still using the Sabertooth up until the last moment because this is my only computer, my laptops charger is broken so I'll be out of a computer now for a few days which is not fun to say the least.
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