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Posted 26 April 2010 - 01:41 PM
Brought it home and swapped mobo from old emachine I had did everything but boot. so I'm getting Mom a new mobo & cpu. It's my understanding that since operating system was part of original desktop that I need OEM mobo or new op system.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:21 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:41 PM
What I am saying is when a computer manufactuerer like Emachines sells computers they burn a copy of the OS they license from Microsoft onto a disk which is designed to install only on one of their computers, there is a motherboard hardware ID built into a motherboard, the Emachines installation disk's software includes a string that orders the motherboard chip to report its HARDWARE ID, if the string does not match, the installation is prevented and an error code is produced on the screen saying you can not install this software.
Thanks. That's what I thought. The old chipset id 845G. I found one with 845GL from a emachine but don't know if tha's compatible. You're sdaying any emachine mobo with 845 chipset will do?
Edited by MrBruce1959, 26 April 2010 - 07:53 PM.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:55 PM
You're most welcome, that's what we are here for.
Thank you very much for the help.
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