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Vista Home Premium Oem

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#1 jackfrench89


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 01:32 AM

So I'm going to be getting Home Premium for my new build, OEM version. I understand that once you install the OEM on your system, it is tied to the motherboard forever, ie you cannot install on any other mobo. That's fine, but I'm wondering about one thing... Will I be able to reformat my computer and reinstall Vista as often as I like with the OEM version? Cheers

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:40 AM

Generally speaking, you can reactivate as needed as long as you comply with the terms of the EULA. The biggest PITA would be the telephone activation thing (actually it's quite easy IMO) as I've read a lot about the online activation not working well after the system has changed.

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