Now, my real question here is this: I understand microsoft says the OEM OS is tied to the MOBO, and that a new license may be required. I'm okay with spending the money, if needed, but I would like this transition to be as painless as I can make it.
ASSUMING that a repair installation is successful (which might be expecting alot), and assuming that re-activation will be required, and assuming that microsoft will require a new license, is it possible to simply purchase the new license and enter the new key when/if activation is denied? Anyone know how this works? If the new license also requires a clean install, well, I will plan accordingly and not even bother trying the repair.
Thoughts? If this topic has been previously addressed, and I missed it, please point me to it.
Thanks, and best regards.