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my motherboard became faulty and i might RMA. Do I need to buy another OEM license?

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I'm going to RMA with the exact same mobo because im having problems with it. i dont know if my OEM license will work on the new working board. I bought vista OEM and the board @ newegg last year. Will MS allow this because I have a faulty board?

does anyone know or have tried RMAing their board with their old license?
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As far as I know the OEM license allows for that, as long as it is the exact same type of board (model #, brand, etc.). If you end up with something different because of RMA, then to stay legal you would have to get another OEM license
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If it is the same exact mobo, then you will not have a problem at all, in fact you shouldn't even need to do a repair install of your Windows.

If you need to do the repair install for whatever reason though, you will stilll have no problem reactivating Windows.
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No, as long as you use the same board, same model, I mean, your OEM license will work just fine.
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you wont have to change a thing or reinstall as long as its the same mobo you should be fine. and you can use the license as many times as you want.. as long as no more than one pc is online trying to validate at the same time or if someone reports it lost in order to get a new one..
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if the board (or other part) is replaced due to failure, the oem licence is still valid. so lets say your [x38] failed and your bought a [p45] you are fine since the first board failed.
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