reinstalling vista

Posted: 07-28-2008, 01:15 PM
My motherboard has died and I am replacing it along with new hard drive can I
install my registered copy of vista ultimate or do I have to contact
microsoft? any help or who to contact would be great Thanks

reinstalling vista


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Mick Murphy
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RE: reinstalling vista
Posted: 07-28-2008, 09:05 PM
It should be no problem.
If it is an OEM copy of Vista, you are supposed to only replace your
Motherboard, not upgrade it, BUT.
Retail copy, do what you like with it.
Once you reinstall it, you will have to reactivate it. If it gives you a
reactivation message of "key already in use"; it is, by you!
Take the phone option, hang on for a real person, explain Mobo died; no
problems!
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Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"blackbaz" wrote:
> My motherboard has died and I am replacing it along with new hard drive can I
> install my registered copy of vista ultimate or do I have to contact
> microsoft? any help or who to contact would be great Thanks
blackbaz
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RE: reinstalling vista
Posted: 07-29-2008, 08:12 AM
Thanks for the reply will give it ago cheers

"Mick Murphy" wrote:
> It should be no problem.
> If it is an OEM copy of Vista, you are supposed to only replace your
> Motherboard, not upgrade it, BUT.
> Retail copy, do what you like with it.
> Once you reinstall it, you will have to reactivate it. If it gives you a
> reactivation message of "key already in use"; it is, by you!
> Take the phone option, hang on for a real person, explain Mobo died; no
> problems!
> --
> Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
>
>
> "blackbaz" wrote:
>
> > My motherboard has died and I am replacing it along with new hard drive can I
> > install my registered copy of vista ultimate or do I have to contact
> > microsoft? any help or who to contact would be great Thanks
Dustin Harper
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Re: reinstalling vista
Posted: 07-29-2008, 06:17 PM
Yes, you can install it. At most, you will have to use the phone activation
to activate Vista. But, you are fine otherwise.

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Dustin Harper
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http://www.vistarip.com | Vista Resource & Information Page



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> My motherboard has died and I am replacing it along with new hard drive
> can I
> install my registered copy of vista ultimate or do I have to contact
> microsoft? any help or who to contact would be great Thanks
 
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