Vista and replaceing a motherboard of similar type.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by 360Sagacious, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. 360Sagacious

    360Sagacious Guest

    Hey Guys

    I am changing my motherboard from ASUS P5Q deluxe to the ASUS Maximu
    II board. Will i have to re-activate my Vista even though the two board
    are both based on the P45 chipset and similar design. Could I get pul
    it off or will Vista still read it as a new motherboard and have to g
    through all the re-activation grief with Microsoft? Thanks in advance
     
    360Sagacious, Feb 12, 2009
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  2. Re-activation grief takes 5 minutes out of your life is all..
     
    Mike Hall - MVP, Feb 12, 2009
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  3. 360Sagacious

    360Sagacious Guest

    Even if I have a OEM copy
     
    360Sagacious, Feb 12, 2009
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    Earle Horton Guest

    OEM licenses afaik only allow motherboard replacement with identical part,
    so theoretically they could refuse to upgrade your system. I don't think
    they will. That clause is designed to protect system builders from having
    to support hardware that they didn't sell, but how much support do you get
    from a system builder anyway?

    Earle
     
    Earle Horton, Feb 12, 2009
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    MICHAEL Guest


    What's up, stranger?

    Good to see some of the better MVPs still come around.

    I like your honest observations about XP, Vista and 7 posted
    on your blog.

    I'm using Windows 7, I like it.

    Take care,

    Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Feb 14, 2009
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  6. I like Win 7, but I can't organize it the way that I like or want. Somebody
    in the Win 7 beta groups suggested that I get a Mac or Linux. What an
    attitude!!!

    Oh well.. :)
     
    Mike Hall - MVP, Feb 14, 2009
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