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Old 06-27-2006, 03:51 AM   #1
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Default Motherboard swap?

I'm planning on swapping out my motherboard for a new one. Does anyone know if i'll have to buy a new Operating System, or is there somehow I can keep my current one.

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Old 06-27-2006, 08:14 AM   #2
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As long as your mobo will just allow you to plug in your old hard drive it shouldnt be a problem, however this does not allways work.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:34 AM   #3
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View this and it might help you.
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?p=355351
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no, you shouldnt have to buy a new os
XP might ask you to reactivate because of hardware changes
and seeing as you will have a new BIOS with the new mobo windows might not let you activeate and youll have to call microsoft and tell them that. then theyll let you activate
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