Refurbed PC with Vista is a crock of ........ RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    Hope you can help. I have just bought a refurbed PC from ebay with a copy of vista premium oem which I loaded up on the 6th March, the PC is very slow and doesn't power down when I click 'shut down'. I've come to the conclusion it's an old motherboard that needs upgrading (it's a Duron processor and an MSI motherboard with just 512mb ram). I've just bought a new motherboard but have read a couple of reports online that I can't transfer the licence to the new motherboard (even though it's only been on the PC for 4 days.) I should be getting the new ASROCK motherboard and core 2 duo processor through the post any day.

    Is there any way around this? ...anything I should be doing in the mean time.



    Saturday, March 10, 2007 4:59 PM


  • Hi Stan,

    What you'll want to do when you get your new motherboard is phone activate once you have the new motherboard installed.  You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui 4" in the search field in the Start Menu and pressing Enter.  Thanks!

    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 9:03 PM