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Old 03-10-2006, 11:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No because it is a different serial number for your hardware and two different hardware serials sent with the same Windows Serial key will be reported as a pirated key to Microsoft.
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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you cuss them out on the phone about your mobo dying and they will give you a new install id
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I know people that pass out their XP cd to everyone they meet and people uses the same CD with the same key and diffrent systems no problem. I have personally witnessed people install the same windows CD on several systems. You should have no problem if you reload . Trying to stick the new mobo in there and boot up is another issue altogether
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Old 03-12-2006, 04:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I know people that pass out their XP cd to everyone they meet and people uses the same CD with the same key and diffrent systems no problem. I have personally witnessed people install the same windows CD on several systems. You should have no problem if you reload . Trying to stick the new mobo in there and boot up is another issue altogether
while that work last year, it don't neccessarily work like that now. you need to tell the right lie now
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