People with oem win xp and oem office 2003

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  1. mace

    mace i don't read

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    Have you had any problems reactivating it after installed a new motherboard? I heard you have to buy the retail version if you install a new motherboard in order to get it activated.
     
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    WS6Formula350 molestache amririte?

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    i had to call MS after this past reformat and read them 40 digit numbers for them to reauthorize it. at 430 in the morning. i told the lady it was a major pain in my ass and i could tell she was like :hsugh: on the other end. i then followed up with a "And I've bet you've never heard that before." she chuckled, the call was over.

    pointless story short, you can call them and they'll activate it as long as you have the product key off your systems case/make/model #/the 40 digit activation code from the installer.
     
  3. mace

    mace i don't read

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    do you have to give them a reason? ok to tell them that you just got a new motherboard?

    I hate how Microsoft defines computer, actually they don't define it. Which makes it more confusing.
     
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    WS6Formula350 molestache amririte?

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    i just told the bitch i reformatted... cause i did :dunno:
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Just tell them you had to re-install. They don't need to know why.

    If you don't like how they do things, don't use their products. You have a choice.
     
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    mace i don't read

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    I don't like their activation thingy, but I can live with it. I just wanted to know if you if you could reactivate microsoft's oem software after switching out the motherboard.
     
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    WS6Formula350 molestache amririte?

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    i reformatted a few times with that copy before i had to call them on the phone, with different hardware configurations each time :dunno:
     

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