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#1 big C.O.Z

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:43 PM

I have just installed a new motherboard for my pc and because of that Vista Ultimate would not load up, i have 2 O/S on my pc on 2 seperate H/D, XP Pro was fine and loaded up ok with no problems at all but Vista didnt like it one bit :huh: i tried everything from booting from cd to repair using backup but no joy, so the only thing left to do was to un-install and reload it again, thats great now as everything is spot on and its running fine but because i changed my MoBo it is now asking me to activate windows again, so i done this but it says my activation code (number on sticker/book) is in use and i need to purchase another licence code, why is this? i only changed the MoBo not done an install on another computer, is there any way this can be sorted out as this could get expensive everytime things go wrong or you need to upgrade for any particular reason, first time Vista has run sweet for me since changing the MoBo and now this :huh: i have 30 days in which to sort this out so its not too bad ........i guess? :huh:

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 03:51 PM

The activation wizard should give you a phone number to call. After a few questions the tech will give you another code to type into the activation window and you'll be all set and legal.

A lot of good info on activation here: http://www.windows-vista-update.com/Window...Activation.html

BTW - should your XP installation start to act up on you, that could be a result of the change of motherboards. The more similar the motherboards (Old vs New) the less chance for Windows hijinks.

Edited by usasma, 02 December 2007 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 07:13 PM

Many thanks usasma, i will give the phone number a go and hope they can sort me out :huh: and the link provided by you has some usefull info, so thanks for that aswell :huh: so does this happen everytime a motherboard is changed as i guess this is an important hardware change which nearly means a new computer is born? :huh:

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 10:59 PM

so does this happen everytime a motherboard is changed as i guess this is an important hardware change which nearly means a new computer is born? :huh:

Yes...you will need to get a re-activation number every time you change important hardware.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:46 PM

Many thanks for showing me the way and now the problem is fixed :huh: :huh: you saved me a few good old English Pounds as i was ready to buy a new licence :huh: but i have to ask one thing, why didnt it affect my XP Pro as im using that as well on the same pc on a seperate H/D, I didnt need to re activate that O/S...........Weird!! :huh:

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:42 AM

It should have affected your XP Pro also - but again, it depends on the OS's ability to recognize the changes. If the drivers on the XP installation were good enough for the mobo - XP may have assumed that there wasn't a change (really depends on the hardware tho'). This also depends on the level of updates that you have and the behavior of the "activation checker" in XP (vs that in Vista).

You can check Device Manager to see if any of the devices weren't recognized/installed in XP. Go to Start...Run...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:09 PM

I checked device manager on both Vista and Xp Pro and both are ok with no problems or exclamation marks, Im not complaining that Xp did not mess up as it saved alot of agro lol :huh: but many thanks for the assistance you have given :huh:




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