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Product key number

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  • My mother board crashed and I had to replace it.  Now that I have reinstalled vista it tells me that my number is invalid.  What do I need to do?
    Monday, August 1, 2011 11:12 AM

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  • "Evenpar" wrote in message news:076b36ef-83f1-4f26-838a-08d099f3a43b...
    My mother board crashed and I had to replace it.  Now that I have reinstalled vista it tells me that my number is invalid.  What do I need to do?

    Replacing the motherboard under anything but warranty conditions invalidates an OEM license.
    You will probably need to purchase a new Full Retail license for your chosen operating system,.
    You can try changing the Product Key to the one on your COA sticker and then activating by telephone - but the operator is likely to take a lot of convincing, to allow the activation.
     

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    Monday, August 1, 2011 11:51 AM
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