Originally Posted by Sheyster
Also, that is not how OEM copies of Windows work. Get your facts right. If you get a replacement identical motherboard you will NOT have to re-activate Windows.
With the exception of where you get the board from. Board manufacturers sometimes make OEM boards that are the same as other boards in their lineup, but with different BIOS's. (Acer's AcerPower S260/Aspire SA60 used a variation of foxconn's F661GX motherboard, their only differences: Board color, bios coding, and sata ports removed from the OEM model
OEM windows 7 requires certain code to be present in the bios, so if you swap from an OEM board, to a non-OEM Identical board, you would have a problem. though seeing as were talking about OEM, you probably won't be getting the replacement board from anyone but the OEM......
For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_...reinstallation
or you could go to MDL...Edited by Nemesis158 - 2/4/11 at 1:41am