vista oem

  nuke 22:21 07 Feb 2007

Out interest, If you by the oem version of Vista and your motherboard dies but you replace it with the same motherboard would my license for Vista still be valid?

Thank you

Some say the motherboard is linked to the oem process and that the OEM Issue dies with that but
I would check with Microsoft. I have Vista OEM and that installed fine I got worried a little by what was being said and I changed back to my old graphics card to test OEM allowing change I had no problems. How could they tell if the motherboard was the same model I don't think
Microsofts paranoia runs that far (hopefully).

  nuke 08:50 08 Feb 2007

Black Sword
Thank you for your advice.

  Forum Editor 11:20 08 Feb 2007

dies with the computer on which the software was first installed.

As far as Microsoft is concerned, the computer in this context is defined as being the motherboard - change the motherboard and your license is no longer valid, you may not attempt to activate the software on another computer.

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