I'm doing a new build soon and I am considering handing down my previous PC to my nephew in another country. I'm not really sure if my OEM Vista license will be activated once he decides to reinstall the OS down the road.
Originally I did the first activation in North America, with the original Motherboard, CPU, GPU, HDD, and RAM (custom build).
I reinstalled the OS and reactivated it sometime after the GPU was replaced/upgraded.
I'm going to hand down the Motherboard, CPU, RAM, and current GPU to my nephew minus the HDD. The original GPU is already gone.
When he decides to reinstall the OS, he will certainly attempt to reactivate the license from Asia.
Do you think he won't have a problem with the OS reactivating? I read somewhere that the OEM license is married mainly to the Motherboard, however I also read that changing about three parts to the build will render the OS useless (including the originating IP address).