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How much hardware am I allowed to change on a OEM install?

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Old 05-04-2008
Ursa
 

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How much hardware am I allowed to change on a OEM install?

Hi!

I think I read somewhere that Vista has a "points system" when using an
OEM version of their OS. When you've reached enough points Windows will
be disabled.

Anyone know specifically how this works?

Thanks in advance


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Old 05-04-2008
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Re: How much hardware am I allowed to change on a OEM install?
You may have to reactivate after a hardware change. However, as long as the
motherboard has not changed, you can change as much of the hardware as you
like and you just have to reactivate. You do not lose your license. You
might have to use the phone method to activate if the Internet method does
not work.
A motherboard is what defines a new computer and an OEM version would no
longer be in agreement with the license if you change the motherboard.

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> Hi!
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> I think I read somewhere that Vista has a "points system" when using an
> OEM version of their OS. When you've reached enough points Windows will
> be disabled.
>
> Anyone know specifically how this works?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
>
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