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  1. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Question about Windows activation after MoBo change

    Im thinking of changing my motherboard, will I still be able to reinstall my genuine Windows XP Home Edition and activate it with Micro$oft, or is a new motherboard classed as a new PC :confused:
     
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    Actually, a new motherboard is a new pc, but if you have to activate WindowsXPensive , tell them that your hdd crashed and you had to buy a new one.
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Good idea m8, thanks ;) If they dont activate it for me I will just install a cracked one anyway, bollox will they get more cash from me LOL:laugh: Ive been thinking of going to XP Pro anyway :D
     
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    XP Pro is worth it I found, more than so in fact.
     
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    XP pro also supports dual core, unlike home :(
     
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    :laugh: come on , for real imo it's cheap
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Considering Vista is now coming out I think Micro$haft still ask alot for this now ageing OS :(
     
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    Btw if I install XP twice on the same PC (dual boot) and will I have problems activating?
     
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    The idea of new motherboard = new computer is only relavent to the OEM versions of Windows XP. If your version is retail than you do not need to worry about purchasing a new copy of Windows.
     

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