OEM Windows, computer upgrade, motherboard stays. RRS feed

  • Question

  • 1. Computer was custom built in the local PC store, and not built by a major PC manufacturer. (Asrock mobo ect)
    OEM version of Xp Home was installed.

    2. Components I want to upgrade: CPU RAM GPU PSU + add another HDD. The one that is in now stays. MBO stays too.


    Will I have to buy another copy of windows XP or not? Or will I be able to validate my present copy?

    Thank you for the answer in advance.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 2:58 AM


  • With an OEM version of Windows, you are permitted to upgrade all PC components except for the motherboard.


    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3:09 AM

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