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Old 08-31-2006, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have used oem on almost all of my installs but the last one had a problem when the mobod went bad right away. When I installed the new mobod it wouldn't let me use the key because it was oem and it said a hardware change. Microsoft is not very understaning about this. What is your opinion on the matter?
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As long as the oem cd is around the same age or newer then the key and it alow's you to install it, it should make no difference. The oem copy and the retail copy are exactly the same (except the bloat ware). If you get it installed and its the activation that is giving you problems and as long as you have a valid CD key all you have to do is call microsoft and tell them you changed the motherboard and they will ask you how many pc's do you have it installed on and after you say one they will revalidate your key to that motherboard.
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I have used oem on almost all of my installs but the last one had a problem when the mobod went bad right away. When I installed the new mobod it wouldn't let me use the key because it was oem and it said a hardware change. Microsoft is not very understaning about this. What is your opinion on the matter?
you got to add those 4 letters word when you talk to ms.
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you got to add those 4 letters word when you talk to ms.
Oh crap I forgot to mention that thanks for pointing that out Eric, lol
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So you just make them up or what?
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