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Hi again,

a few months ago, my friend tried to add a new memory card to my computer (a Compaq Presario). however, i'm not sure what went wrong, but my motherboard got "fried" in the process. i eventually bought a new motherboard (and a new casing).

come now this problem: my new motherboard cannot read my OS (windows XP) apparently because that OS was "native" to my Compaq board. i raised this problem to this guy in our local computer shop, and he told me that he can re-install my OS by using the product code/key on my old computer.

i have 2 questions in this regard:

1) is this possible? (and legal?)
2) if he will succeed re-installing my OS, will Microsoft recognize my OS as "original"?

i appreciate any enlightenment. thank you very much. :tazz:
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Well first off, do you have a Windows XP CD? if you do then there should be no problem re-installing the OS. And yes it is legal so long as you paid for the original copy of XP and your not puting it on more than one computer.

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Please do NOT double post your question.. You are already being helped HERE !!!!

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