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tese

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I have an emachine that came with windows xp home. My motherboard went and a friend of mine put in a different motherboard and an illegal copy of windows xp profesional. I dont know why he didnt use my copy of windows. It worked fine until Jan. 1st and the Microsoft said that I didnt have a valid copy of windows. I couldnt use it. I emailed them from my other computer and gave them my valid # and they said it was to the wrong model of vista.My frien said he had to use a different copy because my old copy wouldnt recognize the new motherboard. My question is" Is there anyway to fix this so I have a usable computer again or is the thing just junk?"
Thanks for any help anyone can give me

I also deleted the pirated copy of windows and put my original back in. It worked but I cant get on the internet now and I think it is a problem because of the new motherboard
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Edited by tese, 29 March 2008 - 03:06 PM.

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Need to download drivers for the new board. You can usually get these from the people who made it.
Two ways to do it, a software program such as Everest (http://www.softpedia...e-Edition.shtml) or take the side off the case and see what names and model numbers are on the motherboard, the big square bit. Either way should get you a starting point.
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Thank you very much! I will try that and see how it works.
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