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i have a hard drive that is in a pc with a dead mobo. what do i do now? the vista locks to the mobo correct? i have important info on the hdd and a dead mobo , what can i do to save the files?
    
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unless u have installed special security software then you can just put it in another pc and recover anything you need
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really? with vista, isnt one of its own security features to lock the hard drive from working if the key installed does not match the mobo it was installed on?
    
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As long as the motherboard model is the same, you're fine.
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As long as the motherboard model is the same, you're fine.
its not at all , that would be the problem.
    
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its not at all , that would be the problem.
Well you can either get a new motherboard that is identical in model to the other one, or you're SOL. If you bought the retail version of Vista you can install on up to 5 machines. OEM is one machine
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its not at all , that would be the problem.
You may hook the hdd up to another machine and retrieve the information off of it you just can't boot off of the original hdd.

Basically, get to a working machine, plug the drive in to the available port and boot normally into windows, from there, go to my computer and you should see the new drive. Enter into that drive and copy whatever information you need from it.
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its an HP machine, not mine. OEM indeed, lol. i cannot set it up as a slave to save the files?
    
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Originally Posted by TrueNoob View Post
its an HP machine, not mine. OEM indeed, lol. i cannot set it up as a slave to save the files?
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You may hook the hdd up to another machine and retrieve the information off of it you just can't boot off of the original hdd.

Basically, get to a working machine, plug the drive in to the available port and boot normally into windows, from there, go to my computer and you should see the new drive. Enter into that drive and copy whatever information you need from it.

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post #10 of 13
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Good luck.
oh wow sorry for overlooking that bit of info. thats all i need to know, thanks!!

one more thing, i do have another vista key because there is another OEm copy just lying around. is there anyway i can just change the key of vista so the hdd and all the info fully functions on a new rig?
    
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