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Old July 12, 2007, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Moneyless View Post
When I upgraded my old DELL (as stated above) the license key I had with my DELL didn't work when I was trying to re-register windows, so I called Microsoft and just said I was upgrading an old computer, I even said it was a DELL, and they just said (with an Indian accent mind you) "That's fine, here's your new product key."
Then this guy was mistaken. With Windows XP and Vista, an OEM license is bound to the hardware it is sold with. If oyu change the hardware because you are upgrading, you need a new license. The only reason it would be legal, and that they approve of (according to their EULA) is when the mobo dies and you need a new one.
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