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Could I ring MS and tell them that I had a power cut when I was flashing the BIOS on my board and I need a new Serial Key?
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If this is true then yes. If not, legally you can't.
    
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Erm... Yeah, It's true. Thanks for the help! + Rep
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Nope, you may not.

1. If you RMAed a board and got a new one of the same model, you may call and ask for revalidation.

2. If you upgraded your board, you may not reuse the key. Calling and asking for a new key and lying is a breach of the EULA.

3. If your old board died and your warranty is up, your OEM key dies as well. OEM keys and motherboards are married together, and when the board dies, the OEM key throws itself on the funeral pyre too. Calling and asking for a new key and lying is a breach of the EULA.

More info can be found here; it's all explained in this info thread:

http://www.overclock.net/windows/156...ification.html
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Ok, Thanks for clearing that up.

Do I just ring them and ask them for a new registration code and then give it to me over the phone?
Is there a UK number that I ring?

Also, Do you know how long the warranty on Gigabyte boards is? Thanks!
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Do I just ring them and ask them for a new registration code and then give it to me over the phone?
You should be able to call them and tell them (assuming it's the truth), "I had to RMA my board under warranty, and I have a new board of the same model but it's asking me for activation." They'll ask if you have the software installed on more than one computer. You don't. They should give you a key.

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Is there a UK number that I ring?
I would assume that it should give you a local number on the "Let's activate windows!" screen. If not, I'd hit up m$'s site and see if they have a UK number.

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Also, Do you know how long the warranty on Gigabyte boards is? Thanks!
It should say on your box or in your instruction manual or on GB's site. I've never owned a GB product, although I'd like to lol
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Thanks for the help, dude!

I was a little nervous with how to go around the whole process... I'll check out to see if they have a UK Number...


Haha, you don't want a 965P-S3 do you?

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Thanks for the help, dude!

I was a little nervous with how to go around the whole process... I'll check out to see if they have a UK Number...


Haha, you don't want a 965P-S3 do you?

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you should only be nervous if you are doing something that isnt legit... which you arent.
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