Originally Posted by name='Jeddy'
My copy is OEM, which i assume is bad.
I hear that if you repair your windows install it will redetect your hardware?
I have the install disk from the oem copy but I really dont want to wipe and restart from scratch.
It depends really. You'll most likely need to call Microsoft in order to reactive on the new board. I've rang on behalf of customers before now, some representatives simply activate it over the phone for you, and others do not! I quote one conversation with a MS rep:
"I'm afraid an OEM licence lives and dies with the motherboard".
Hopefully you'll get someone in a better mood if you have to call them.