OEM windows with replacement MB? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I'm about to replace a Mother Board which failed during it's warranty period. I have an OEM copy of windows XP (purchased from a reputable online retailer), which I understand will be tied to the old MB in some way. How can I use this software with the new MB?


    Thursday, July 30, 2009 12:59 PM


  • Install your version of Windows XP normally.  When it comes time to activate, activation via the internet may fail.  If it does, choose the alternative method to "activate by phone".
    Carey Frisch
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:29 PM