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Reinstalling OEM Vista after getting RMA replacement

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  • Windows Vista
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Last response: in Windows Vista
October 15, 2008 6:41:32 PM


As the title mentions, I am wanting to reinstall Vista on my machine, but I am not sure if I am able to. I recently RMA'd a faulty video card (4870x2) and have installed the replacement, but don't know if this counts as one of the 'system changes" that basically makes my OEM disc worthless. I have read that if you completely install a new card, it will, but I don't know if it is the same for a warranty exchanged card of the same model.
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a b U Graphics card
October 15, 2008 7:09:49 PM

Just reinstall. I doubt seriously this will bring up any issues but if it does just call the number on the message and they will give it the green light. As I understand it they are very liberal with approving reinstalls, even if you swap bigger parts.
October 15, 2008 8:44:50 PM

You should have no problem. With an OEM license, the only thing you can't change is the motherboard - although in some cases MS will permit it.
October 15, 2008 9:01:37 PM

Great. I will give it a try and post if I run into any problems. Thank you.