Re: installing an identical motherboard to a perfectly operating s
> Kelly,I am a novice and I don't know if this motherboard has an on
> board NIC.The acronym stands for what?I have the manual and can go
> into the mobo for any information that may help me.Bear with the
> questions.Thanks, Bob
NIC=Network Interface Card, the device to which you connect an Ethernet
cable to a network device such as a router or a hub.
When you change the NIC, something you would be doing by defualt by changing
the motherboard even though the boards are identical, it often triggers the
need to activate. Assuming a legal retail copy of Vista, this should not be
an issue though it might not activate over the Internet. If it doesn't,
just run activation again and use the activate by phone option.