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am I SOL and forced to buy another copy of windows?
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am I SOL and forced to buy another copy of windows?
No, you can phone activate and tell the tech support guy that the other mobo died.
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post #3 of 21
You should be able to contact MS if that is the case (if you can't reinstall it using the same key). Explain the situation and I believe they will set you up with a new key or re-activate your current one.
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if your mobo was defective, then your ok. just install vista again, when it asks you to activate, do it by phone. the operator will give you a new activation code. your only suppose to do this if your board was defective, and got it swapped.
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post #5 of 21
if you rmad the board, and plan to run same one again, there is nothing to do, windows wont even notice
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Just give them a call to give you another reactivation number, explain your situation and it's good to go.
    
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post #7 of 21
i love how prompt everyone is, I was typing this and realized you all already had it covered...well done.
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uh oh... i haven't had to call MS for a while but I told the tech guy that I was simply doing a routine system clean and they didnt ask any questions. I'm sure they'll be just as kind to u
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it will cause no problems if you have the same board.
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post #10 of 21
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uh oh... i haven't had to call MS for a while but I told the tech guy that I was simply doing a routine system clean and they didnt ask any questions. I'm sure they'll be just as kind to u
Yeah, they don't really care. So long as you give a decent reason, they'll give you the code.
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