Originally Posted by Uberg
Yeah, i bought a new motherboard and processor... still seems VERY out of order.
Can i just leave it unactivated? I mean everything works fine... or is there a time limit? I'll give them a call and see what they can do.
There is a time limit of 30 Days. That is why it is always good to know the EULA before you install. The new CPU and new Mobo article is jsut about a year old now.
It isnt out of order cause the newer builds of XP that have been compiled after that article were released also state this as well. Even XP asked for activation if the hardware profile was different than the one originally activated with.
In all respects M$ has every right to do this. Cause in the truth a new CPU and mobo is a new PC. Cause without those 2 things there would be no PC. You can change out the other components with no problem. It is just those 2 items that prompt for a new license.
If you tell the call center that you got a new mobo and CPU they will tell you that you have to buy a new license which means to buy Vista again.