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  1. #11


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    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by cyberjanet View Post
    However, the Vista is tied to the dead motherboard, so here I am essentially without an OS. If I buy Windows 7 now, I am not buying another OS in October or even next year. The TOS of the Windows 8 customer preview says I may not use it as my main operating system. Given what I have seen of Windows 8 so far (and I only installed it yesterday), I'd rather wait, as the repairman suggested.
    Stand to be corrected here as things may have changed but I had a motherboard go down which was linked to an OEM OS. Fitted a replacement motherboard as the original vendor had gone AWOL so the guarantee was as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike. Come licensing time and MS re-validated without any problems whatsoever.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    Stand to be corrected here as things may have changed but I had a motherboard go down which was linked to an OEM OS. Fitted a replacement motherboard as the original vendor had gone AWOL so the guarantee was as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike. Come licensing time and MS re-validated without any problems whatsoever.
    Ah well, perhaps you have a friendlier Microsoft where you live. They were absolutely not interested here, not even in a four-year-old Vista Business 32 bit. Microsoft Answers was equally adamant.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    When W8 comes out, and if I like the final build I am going to have to buy two (one for my desktop and one for my laptop) so I really hope there is a heavily discounted price offer sometime soon :-)
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