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New motherboard, Old Dell vista OEM OS

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August 28, 2011 6:27:49 PM

So I bought a new motherboard, and it's shipping currently. Just wondering, when I install the new motherboard, CPU, and Ram can I still run the OS, I know the license will probably expire but, is it still run able. Like boot up all the way, open google chrome and play some games.

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August 29, 2011 1:20:13 AM

oem os's that come with pc's are locked to that model.(dell xps 210 for ex.) you cannot even install then on another machine.
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August 29, 2011 4:07:23 AM

I'm asking if it'll work... i know it's locked to the motherboard but will it still run with the new motherboard..
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August 29, 2011 4:15:16 AM

no.
it will only install on the model that it was made for. if you try on another model, it will ask for a licence code.


(can't hurt to try though. let me know what happens.)
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August 29, 2011 5:39:01 AM

I'll tell you tmr when it comes in!
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September 9, 2011 1:30:03 AM

Best answer selected by heyitsken.
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September 14, 2011 2:13:14 PM

heyitsken said:
Best answer selected by heyitsken.

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nPleeeasse tell me.. did it work?
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September 16, 2011 2:28:42 AM

it doesnt work. thats why he chose my answer as correct
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