Reinstalling XP RRS feed

  • Question

  • My computer died at the weekend and I need to change the hard drive and motherboard due to the PSU developing a fault. Will I be able to install my OEM windows XP Professional on to my computer or will I need to purchase another copy?

    Tuesday, November 6, 2007 3:09 PM


  • Hello  Funnhs,


    Please read your End User Licensing Agreement (EULA). Technically yes you are required to purchase a new copy/licensing agreement because the operating system is tied to the motherboard. Please reference Activation and Registration of a Microsoft product located here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326851. There is a phone number located in the Knowledge Base (KB) article. Call and explain what has happened and see if they can re-activate your system withough having to purchase a new operating system. Good luck on rebuilding your system :-).


    Stephen Holm, MS  


    Tuesday, November 6, 2007 6:07 PM