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post #1 of 16
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I bought an OEM version of Windows XP Home off Newegg for this computer. I am getting a new mobo. From what Ive heard, you cant use an OEM version of Windows if you upgrade your mobo. Is this true? And is there any way to work around it?
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post #2 of 16
Check this >>> http://www.overclock.net/windows/805...?highlight=OEM
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post #3 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dpg
Yes like that. Can I just tell them my mobo died and I replaced it?
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Yes like that. Can I just tell them my mobo died and I replaced it?
Thats something i would like to know aswel.
post #5 of 16
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What happens if you dont activate it? Does it lock you out or does it just not allow you to get updates?
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post #6 of 16
You get 30 days to activate, after that, you can only use safe mode...

the Windows XP is bonded to that motherboard, but I bet you can persuade them....
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post #7 of 16
You normally have about 4 installs/activitions before you start having issues.
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post #8 of 16
30 days to activate the darn OS, I have about 12 days left, thought I'd wait until the very end, in case something screws up and I have to reinstall.
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post #9 of 16
you can activate infinate amount of time, with a legit key, most of the time you have to call...

I would call them after the new motherboard and say my old one blew up....
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300GB Veloiciraptor + 1Tb Seagate  Sata DVD+-R Corsair H100i Windows 7 
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post #10 of 16
Just call the customer support or w/e it is and say you had to reformat your hard drive due to viruses or something. They will ask for your current cd key, then they will read you off a new one use activation code.
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