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I needed a cheap legit copy of windows xp. So off to ebay I went, they sold me an OEM version. I was like what is this S@#@T. But apparently its legal to sell oem versions, the only catch is they have to sell a bit of hardware with it, I got like a 5 year old bit of ram thrown in the package with it
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I do it all the time.My copy of WIndows 7 has seen about 5 differnt mobos and my Vista Home Premuim has seen about 20 differnt mobos ,You just call read off some numbers from activation window and MS reads you back some numbers bam your activated
    
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I do it all the time.My copy of WIndows 7 has seen about 5 differnt mobos and my Vista Home Premuim has seen about 20 differnt mobos ,You just call read off some numbers from activatin window and MS reads you back some numbers bam your activated
If your just calling to an automated system, I don't even get the point of Microsoft having to make us to this lol.
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I do it all the time.My copy of WIndows 7 has seen about 5 differnt mobos and my Vista Home Premuim has seen about 20 differnt mobos ,You just call read off some numbers from activatin window and MS reads you back some numbers bam your activated
^ This

I've done this about 10 times in the past year. lol
    
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Would they not question why I switched platforms as well? Or would they not have the knowledge? I'm not trying to hide anything, I just think that we should be able to upgrade as much as we want without having to go through all this as long as it's only ever running on one machine at a time.
They never asked me why I'm asking to reactivate again. I'm sure they don't care that you switched motherboards. People upgrade all the time. They most likely just care that you are using their product again and are calling to continue to use it. If they ask, Just say the truth. It's running on one machine.
    
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I'm sure all of you guys don't buy a new copy of Windows when you upgrade your motherboards.
Nope, I don't, but I buy Retail copies, not OEM.

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Well that's pretty dumb, what if your board dies in like say a month? They expect you to buy a new copy? Anyways, so how do I do this? Install Windows with my original key and when it say's not genuine or whatever what do I do? Will it give me a number to call?
You can use the same OEM Key on a RMA board, but it is supposed to be an identical board.

Read the link in my sig about OEM OS.

Just because some commit fraud and lie to MS does not make it right nor mean they should advise you to do the same.

OEM is cheaper for a reason, and this is one of them.
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If your just calling to an automated system, I don't even get the point of Microsoft having to make us to this lol.
Because there are instances with the automated phone system does fail.
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post #18 of 18
I've had 4 completely different boards with this same disc/key (OEM) and I've had no problems at all. One time I swapped from Intel to AMD and it didn't even make me re-activate or anything.
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