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Installing vista via recovery dvd rom

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February 24, 2009 11:54:30 PM

Now im upgrading my motherboard, i called Microsoft and even though its OEM vista since i had to upgrade my mobo cuz the other one died i bought a whole new mobo and they said they guess theyll activate it..but i hear this is common? is that true

and would the oem recover dvd i got with my comp work on the motherboard..its not locked to any hardware they dont lock

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February 26, 2009 1:56:43 AM

It depends on who the OEM is. If it's HP or Dell, then the recovery DVD probably won't work. Unless you bought a very different motherboard, you shouldn't have to recover.
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