Changing Mobo "tattoo" V. New mobo/old XP

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    so i was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a way to go about changing the Tattoo on a motherboard i just bought. i am going to install it into my comp, but i still want to/am legally allowed to use my old version of XP which was used with the same computer, but just with the original mobo.

    is there a way to do this other than sending it off for 3 weeks and $25?
    mabye an emulator or a tattoo spoofer (if they even exsist)
     
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    You're not legally allowed to install it on a new motherboard if it's an upgrade to your old one.
     
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    called HP today and they said it was fine

    stopped by best buy, they said no prob, its just $24.95
     
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    Well, then if it's all legal, what's the problem? The install doesn't work because the image is linked to the old mobo? Not sure you have a choice if they've restricted the image that much.
     
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    ok, i think i kinda know what your saying:
    you have xp installed on your hard drive. you want to change your motherboard. you want to use that hard drive on your new motherboard without having to reinstall.

    i recently did something like that because my motherboard went bad. i didn't actually need to do anything at all, i had a gigabyte motherboard, now i have an ECS motherboard. windows booted up fine, little slower than normal on that boot, but still worked fine...i just needed to install my drivers. i was thinking it would bluescreen on the boot, but it didn't.

    couldn't you swap the motherboard, then just boot the windows cd, select to install a new operating system, then it will search to see if you currently have one installed. then you can select repair and it will reinstall windows without wiping anything out...it should work, i think.
     

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