Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Can I use the same XP CD if I change the mobo?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can I use the same XP CD if I change the mobo?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I hate the ECS mobo I got for the 820 and I want to get one that will OC--is this gonna totally hose me with MS and their anal authetication key BS?
Shop Dog
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus Blitz Formula SE HD3870X2 G Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Velociraptor 150GB LG DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 AOC 21.5" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck Legend Silverstone 750 Modular OverClock Edition Lian Li V1100 Logitech Trackball 
Mouse Pad
Nope 
  hide details  
Reply
Shop Dog
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus Blitz Formula SE HD3870X2 G Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Velociraptor 150GB LG DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 AOC 21.5" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck Legend Silverstone 750 Modular OverClock Edition Lian Li V1100 Logitech Trackball 
Mouse Pad
Nope 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
No, all you have to do is call in to an automated machine which can sometimes give you problems but if it does you can talk to a support tech and just tell that what you are doing. Tell them of course that this copy of XP is only on one system and you are good to go. I actually did this a little while ago and I was surprised by how easy it is.
Opulentia
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus p8z68 M Pro GTX 670 FTW 4gb 2x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256gb Samsung 850 Pro 1xDVDRW 1xDVD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo with additional fan  Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Runco 947 via component to DVI-I converter at 1... Logitech K360 Sunbeam Nuo Coolermaster HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Black Onkyo SR-508 reciever Energy RC-70 towers 
  hide details  
Reply
Opulentia
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus p8z68 M Pro GTX 670 FTW 4gb 2x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256gb Samsung 850 Pro 1xDVDRW 1xDVD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo with additional fan  Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Runco 947 via component to DVI-I converter at 1... Logitech K360 Sunbeam Nuo Coolermaster HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Black Onkyo SR-508 reciever Energy RC-70 towers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 12
Yes, you can use the same XP CD but they will ask you to validate your Windows.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P4 2.8ghz HT Asus P4P800SE ATI 9800Pro/XT 128MB 2x512MB GEIL 
OSPower
Windows XP Pro 350W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P4 2.8ghz HT Asus P4P800SE ATI 9800Pro/XT 128MB 2x512MB GEIL 
OSPower
Windows XP Pro 350W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid
I hate the ECS mobo I got for the 820 and I want to get one that will OC--is this gonna totally hose me with MS and their anal authetication key BS?
If its a legit copy then you shouldn't have any troubles.
I've reformated about 9 time with this CD and key.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+ SD KACAE @ 3.0 Lanparty Ultra D eVGA 7900GT KO Superclock 1 Gig G.Skill DDR550 TCCD 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
X2 80 Gig Seagate Raid 0 XP Home ViewSonic E90F+ 500 Watt 
CaseMouse
MGE Viper RaZeR CopperHead 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+ SD KACAE @ 3.0 Lanparty Ultra D eVGA 7900GT KO Superclock 1 Gig G.Skill DDR550 TCCD 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
X2 80 Gig Seagate Raid 0 XP Home ViewSonic E90F+ 500 Watt 
CaseMouse
MGE Viper RaZeR CopperHead 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid
I hate the ECS mobo I got for the 820 and I want to get one that will OC--is this gonna totally hose me with MS and their anal authetication key BS?
You can to a point. They may see the Key as illegal as thers been a hardware change..You will have to phone microsoft to activate it.
However i beleive there is a certain amount of times you can change your hardware. I installed XP on like 4 different hardware set-ups and no problem. You should be ok.
post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
You can to a point. They may see the Key as illegal as thers been a hardware change..You will have to phone microsoft to activate it.
However i beleive there is a certain amount of times you can change your hardware. I installed XP on like 4 different hardware set-ups and no problem. You should be ok.
I believe it's 3 times, but the rediculous thing is that a keyboard change counts as 1
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
I have used my key about 15 times on my system already lol the first three were ok since then i have to call everytime. I use one of two excuses.
1) hard drive failure
2) virus wiped out the drive

no more questions asked
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6700 "ES" Lapped Gigabyte DQ6 XFX 7950GX2 G.Skill PC6400 2GB-HZ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar SE16 250GB Microsoft XP / Kubuntu BenQ 20.1 LCD Saitek Eclipse Blue 
PowerCaseMouse
FSP Group FX600-GLN Lian Li PC-7B Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6700 "ES" Lapped Gigabyte DQ6 XFX 7950GX2 G.Skill PC6400 2GB-HZ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar SE16 250GB Microsoft XP / Kubuntu BenQ 20.1 LCD Saitek Eclipse Blue 
PowerCaseMouse
FSP Group FX600-GLN Lian Li PC-7B Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472
I believe it's 3 times, but the rediculous thing is that a keyboard change counts as 1
I changed from Nvidia to ATI and FREAKED OUT when the authentication window popped open the first time.

That is a relief to hear--as I cannot stand running on a board that has no OC options..

Thanks!
Shop Dog
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus Blitz Formula SE HD3870X2 G Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Velociraptor 150GB LG DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 AOC 21.5" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck Legend Silverstone 750 Modular OverClock Edition Lian Li V1100 Logitech Trackball 
Mouse Pad
Nope 
  hide details  
Reply
Shop Dog
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus Blitz Formula SE HD3870X2 G Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Velociraptor 150GB LG DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 AOC 21.5" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck Legend Silverstone 750 Modular OverClock Edition Lian Li V1100 Logitech Trackball 
Mouse Pad
Nope 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid
I changed from Nvidia to ATI and FREAKED OUT when the authentication window popped open the first time.

That is a relief to hear--as I cannot stand running on a board that has no OC options..

Thanks!
I feel you pain but as said above it seems like that cd-key is technically valid for 3 hardware changes..unless you have a corperate cd-key.
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
I feel you pain but as said above it seems like that cd-key is technically valid for 3 hardware changes..unless you have a corperate cd-key.
....or if you have a keyless cd from Microsoft <whistles>
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Windows
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Can I use the same XP CD if I change the mobo?