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ah yes i have the OEM version. SO before i go and buy this great setup, is there anything im missing?

Edited by JGK89, 03 June 2009 - 04:47 PM.

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anyone?

Edited by JGK89, 03 June 2009 - 04:52 PM.

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Sorry for the delay, I was building my new computer all day.

JGK89,

I don't know if I agree with you not being able to reuse your OEM version of Windows. I have a buddy that builds and repairs computers for a living (Similar to Troy) and I just asked him about this very same issue when i upgrade my parents computers mobo, hard drive, processor, and RAM. He told me something along the lines of... "Microsoft actually words it something like, you can use windows for 2 CPU's" Apparently, he was getting at that I didn't have to buy a new version of XP for my parents computer. And that was the specific question I asked him when he gave that answer.

I believe I(you) will have to call Microsoft and explain you are upgrading your computer, and according to my very experienced friend, they should be fairly compliant with letting you reuse windows.

Troy, I would really like to see what you have to say about that, you are much more experienced than me.
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The OEM licence is technically tied to the motherboard. If you upgrade the motherboard, you have to get a new version of Windows. This is according to Microsoft licensing law.
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JGK89,

I would say you have two options then.

1. Just go ahead and buy a new version
or
2. Call Microsoft themselves and ask, see what they say.

Go from there.

And of course, don't do anything illegal! :)
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thanks again for all your help ferrari. You really helped me ut alot. and Troy, thank you for the information you offered as well. I ordered the parts and will address this OS problem when I get it up and running. Thanks again! cya around the boards.
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You could just use Windows 7 RC, it's really good and free for a while. :)
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