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Just wondering...

What about, before installing the new motherboard, you install the new motherboard drivers in first, and then swap the mobos. Would it work? Or would there be conflict?
post #2 of 7
I don't think your current motherboard will allow you to install your new motherboard's drivers.
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Probably be conflict because windows probably have to be reinstalled
    
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it is possible. done it myself and it worked fine...yrmv

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125
    
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nice find rep+ . Too bad this won't help me down the road, it still requires me to re-activate Windows. I have a student version that only activates once; unless I can find a way around it such as calling windows activation line and getting them to activate it.
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wierd...i am on a student version as well and i have reactivated many times.

i have had to call the phone number though. after telling them i just replaced hardware (the truth) and telling them that it isnt installed on another pc (also the truth), they give you the code.

call them
    
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Originally Posted by mica3speedy View Post
nice find rep+ . Too bad this won't help me down the road, it still requires me to re-activate Windows. I have a student version that only activates once; unless I can find a way around it such as calling windows activation line and getting them to activate it.
Simply order a new key from your faculty's MSDN website free of charge. Alternatively, contact your academic program administrator to enquire what you need to do to obtain a new key.
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