Let me see if I am understanding your post correctly and please feel free to correct any mis-understanding I may have. If it is a retail copy it is ok, but not an OEM copy. See the license info in my post above. Activating it and being legal are to different things. It may activate, but are you using it legally per the license, should be the question. Now, you are going to tell someone they are wrong... and, you stated previously you may be doing the same. You are right in that it may not be transfered to a new machine per the (OEM) license, but you may replace the board per the license and replace any or all of the other parts and components, as it is tied to the MB. And, you are going to hint at something, even in jest, that may be illegal and at the very least unethical.:shadedshu This thread needs closing. It is bordering on illegal activities. From the Guidelines:Threads that should/will be closed Threads that request forums to participate in something illegal. For example, we will not tolerate threads requesting how to pirate Windows, where to buy marijuana, how to compromise a PC, etc.