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post #1 of 6
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Currently i have windows vista installed on this computer. Say, if i wanted to get a new motherboard would i have to get a new OS? Cause i heard somewhere once that an OS is "linked" to a motherboard or something like that.
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post #2 of 6
if you have the CD key then you just need to reformat, if you dont have the CD then yes you need a new copy
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post #3 of 6
Technically you do... did you buy the OEM version of vista?
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post #4 of 6
No. OEM operating systems work on a 4 point system, meaning that 4 pieces of hardware may be replaced before it locks you out. The CPU counts as 2 points, as does the MoBo (usually).
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Ok, another question. When i first got this computer it had windows XP then i OEM upgraded to vista. Would it still work to reinstall? Also, does this come with both 32 and 64 bit software?
http://www.directcanada.com/products...ture=MICROSOFT
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