Re: Vista OEM and new mobo
If you move your hard drive to a new computer, the chances are that it will
NOT boot, as the vista OS will assume that the new Hardware changes, are a
An OEM licence is for 1 computer, and is non-transferable.
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
"Javier L贸pez-E" wrote:
> thank you Ron, I'll try what you recomend
> "Ron Martell" wrote:
> > Javier L贸pez-E <JavierLpezE@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > >Hello, I ask your help to solve a dilemma
> > >I have a P4 team assembled by me with windows vista view OEM running.
> > >I want to retire this PC and change it to a new mobo and micro
> > >completely different. I know I need another license of Windows
> > >to activate the new equipment.
> > >My question is can I use a new W.V. ultimate OEM licence and, incidentally,
> > >upgrade from business that I have installed? or must be
> > > necessarily another bussiness OEM or Retail?
> > >What would happend i I simply take my old computer's hard drive, just
> > >as is, put in new PC and then upgrade to ultimate? will it boot still
> > >unactivated?
> > >I would like to keep all programs installed as they are now, is this possible?
> > >I would appreciate a clear answer, because after much navigate through
> > >forums I'm no very clear on how to proceed. I do not want format my HD or
> > >make a
> > >"clean installation"
> > >I know there are many doubts, but my head thrown smoke at this stage, so
> > >any suggestions would be very grateful
> > >greetings, Javier
> > >P.D.: Forgive my bad english
> > If you move your installed hard drive to the new computer then you
> > will need to reactivate because of the changed hardware.
> > You should be able to use Magic Jelly Bean
> > (http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml ) to change the
> > product key to the new one and then it should activate okay.
> > Good luck
> > Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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