Vista Activation on repaired laptop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Sluggofish, Aug 15, 2008.

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    Sluggofish Guest

    I am looking for some answers since no one seems to be able to tell me.

    I have a laptop that is using a limited license being that it is limited to
    the one machine. In this case my laptop.

    I had some issues and sent it in for repair. It needs a new motherboard and
    for 25 dollars more I authorized a better processor, still 32 bit, but 1.7
    Ghz to 2.3 Ghz. It couldn't hurt for 25 dollars.

    I have not received the system back but last night it occurred to me that
    the license is dedicated to the same machine. I am sure that Vista Ultimate
    32-bit will recognize a change.

    Is this going to be a problem? Does anyone know?

    Sluggofish, Aug 15, 2008
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    Sluggofish Guest

    Great NEWS! thanks for the quick response.
    Sluggofish, Aug 15, 2008
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    tanuj_chadha Guest

    Even if there is a change you can call Microsoft, give them the old key
    & they would give you the new one. You may have to pay but I am not sure
    as I did that 6 months ago, policies may have changed.



    History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. - Karl
    Marx :geek:
    tanuj_chadha, Aug 15, 2008
  4. One would only have to pay if the activation were to be refused. And
    then "pay" means buy a copy of the OS.
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 15, 2008
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