Originally Posted by carnageX
Just to clarify this bit.
Like I previously said, that's technically against the TOS. OEM licenses are technically tied to 1 board-1 activation. If you get a new motherboard/CPU, you're supposed
to buy a new license since you already used up that activation. But...like I said..there's ways around that - but again, are against the TOS/EULA for OEM licenses.
Edit: Ninja'd by Joe. Damn you.
Meaning: It's just best to buy a new license because you don't want to get caught for doing something (that shouldn't be that illegal) totally illegal.
OR: If you do use an alternate method, you may get a SLIC error which will lock you out of everything. You have to repair the boot table. Insert Windows disc and repair it by going in command prompt. ALSO: If that does not work you WILL have to reinstall. BUT: You can reinstall and copy files from windows.old folder.
Believe me if you get an error like this and you are not prepared, or an advanced user you will be so mad.
Just buy one lol :P
And don't fall for that we have licenses for $19.99 stuff because it's most likely fake or an unauthorized key