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  • Is the Genuine Advantage Kit an OEM version or is it full retail?

    For example, if i upgrade my motherboard after buying this kit, will i have to buy a new licence?

     

     

    Monday, May 8, 2006 11:27 PM

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  •  CheddarValley wrote:

    Is the Genuine Advantage Kit an OEM version or is it full retail?

    For example, if i upgrade my motherboard after buying this kit, will i have to buy a new licence?

     

     

    Yep! Al's correct! Retail is the classification. Please remember that any major hardware changes will need a telephone activation phone call - but you will not need to purchase a new license.

     

    I hope this helps!

    -Phil Liu

    Tuesday, May 9, 2006 2:33 AM

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  • CheddarValley

    From what I read in a different thread, Phil (from MS) said it was the full retail version and only works with the WGA key they will give you.

    I would wait for someone at MS to confirm that for you, though.

    Tuesday, May 9, 2006 1:11 AM
  •  CheddarValley wrote:

    Is the Genuine Advantage Kit an OEM version or is it full retail?

    For example, if i upgrade my motherboard after buying this kit, will i have to buy a new licence?

     

     

    Yep! Al's correct! Retail is the classification. Please remember that any major hardware changes will need a telephone activation phone call - but you will not need to purchase a new license.

     

    I hope this helps!

    -Phil Liu

    Tuesday, May 9, 2006 2:33 AM
  • Thanks Chaps
    Tuesday, May 9, 2006 7:11 AM