from this Microparp website, so I would assume that you will be okay.If you overhaul your computer by replacing a substantial number of hardware components, it may appear to be a different PC. You may have to reactivate Windows XP. If this should occur, you can call the telephone number displayed on the activation screen to reactivate the software.
towy71 wrote:I don't think that M$ are that stupid, are they?
nelz wrote:It sounds like you have a midi-ATX case. Standard ATX cases have mounting points for the midi motherboards, so you should be able to replace the case with a sensible one.
Thing is, I hardly use Windows at all now, but the idea of not having access to something I've paid for and hardly used sticks in my craw.
Marrea wrote:Is your machine by any chance an Asus Barebones? Your mention of an FM radio makes me suspect it may be.
My WinXP/Linux multiboot "test" computer is an Asus Terminator 2 Barebones System Model TR-2 with an Asus P4R8T mobo. Fortunately mine is fairly quiet but I haven't modified it in any way. In actual fact, so far I have had no reason to take the cover off so haven't examined the insides.
Marrea wrote:Have you ever managed to get the FM radio to work? I haven't.
Marrea wrote:Surely you won't have any problems re-activating if you ring up and explain the situation?
spottedcat wrote:Marrea wrote:Surely you won't have any problems re-activating if you ring up and explain the situation?
Um. Don't know what to say.
Thanks for explaining the licence situation, wyliecoyoteuk. I didn't know that. That means that if I buy a computer from a small outfit who make up computers and they install an OEM copy, and then a couple of years down the line the m'board gives up the ghost and has to be replaced, then I have to buy another copy of Windoze. It's a rip-off. Nothing new there then.
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