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Getting new computer, using the same Vista OEM on it. Will I have to call it in, and if I do what do I say?
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Getting new computer, using the same Vista OEM on it. Will I have to call it in, and if I do what do I say?
Um, don't ask how to pirate Windows.
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Um, don't ask how to pirate Windows.
I'm using it on 1 machine. Formatting it, and using it on the new machine. The old machine will have my XP/Linux on it. How is that pirating? That term is used to loosely these days
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So your changing Motherboards? I guess just tell them that you changed motherboards and reformatting and you would like a new key.
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So your changing Motherboards? I guess just tell them that you changed motherboards and reformatting and you would like a new key.
Yeah. Thx I wasn't sure if they were going to be stingy about that or anything. Rep+
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post #6 of 21
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So your changing Motherboards? I guess just tell them that you changed motherboards and reformatting and you would like a new key.
Wrong. Getting a new board = a new computer, so he won't be able to get a new key.
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post #7 of 21
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Wrong. Getting a new board = a new computer, so he won't be able to get a new key.
Hmmm..should I say my board died, and I got it replaced?
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post #8 of 21
No, you should buy a new copy of Vista or should have gotten retail.
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I have done this a few times. You just tell them that you got a new computer. They will ask you if the OS is installed on one system and you say yes.
And the OEM versions only allow a certain amount of activations. If you exceed this amount, you have to call it in even if it's on the exact same system.
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post #10 of 21
Read the link in my sig

OEM is tied to the motherboard it was originaly installed on. The only exception is an RMA replacement of the same brand and model of motherboard.

Any other use is against the EULA with MS and telling somebody otherwise is against the TOS and is considered software piracy.
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