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PS: We're not advising to 'cheat' ...are we now? Nay..we're not. Get OEM, and when you upgrade your motherboard, well, you know that your license expires.

MS Does understand that things break down, and do allow you to transfer license in those cases

FrankenPC: It's not that they don't like people who change hardware frequently; it's more that they don't know for sure that it is indeed a change of hardware, or a second PC...
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
PS: We're not advising to 'cheat' ...are we now? Nay..we're not. Get OEM, and when you upgrade your motherboard, well, you know that your license expires.

MS Does understand that things break down, and do allow you to transfer license in those cases

FrankenPC: It's not that they don't like people who change hardware frequently; it's more that they don't know for sure that it is indeed a change of hardware, or a second PC...
Point welll taken. It just sucks that I go through all this effort and money to remain on the up-and-up and I feel like I'm being screwed for it. Gee...I wonder what kind of nuclear disaster M$ is going to make out of the Vista licensing????
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well fellas, you did it again. Top advice and spot on too. I retried the activation process and got through to an advisor, i explained what had happened with my Mobo, and that i had to replace it, and then xp wouldn't activate. He said it's OK, these things happen, and he gave me a new code.
so now we have SP2 again, and all the other updates, wooohooo.
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Way to go!
    
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Way to go!

I still wonder what Vista licensing is going to be like...(Shudder).
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I don't think I want to know....
    
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so now I ( Moth ) am playing BF2 online ( cos' the patch works ok now) on m1ke's rig ( e6300) , and it's WOW , far superior to mine ( P4 ), except for the sound (lol) he wants my s/c , but there's no way. lol. he'll have to write to Father Xmas,lol.

just ordered a monitor too, 17" crt =£17, bargain, so we can kill each other, instead of monitor sharing.
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