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Switching motherboard with XP...

I'm currently thinking of upgrading my motherboard, however I'm not sure if i'll be allowed to reinstall windows. I've already used the backup disk on this computer and activated it, so by installing a new motherboard, will it still be possible to activate XP with the same activation key?

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Depends on version of XP.

In reply to: Switching motherboard with XP...

If you have a Retail XP then there will be no problem on the next install. Just remember you can't keep the old install on the old machine running.

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Retail XP

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Retail XP as opposed to what?

And you're also saying that I need to uninstall windows before I install it on the new mobo?

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No uninstall is needed. Just stop using that one.

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If you don't you'll discover the license has teeth.

There are various licenses of Windows. Rather than have me guess yours can you share where it came from?

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In reply to: No uninstall is needed. Just stop using that one.

It's the backup disk that came with the computer.

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That could be an OEM version.

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You'll have to just try it and see. It should fail to install and/or activate. Nothing wrong about that.

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