Changing only motherboard and processor(7 posts)
Although controversial, a (defective) motherboard does have standing to keep one's original MS license.
Defects may show up after use I.E. capacitor failure, poor soldier connections / points, etc., etc..
The other components mentioned are just considered (SAME) machine upgrades under the Eula.
my current windows xp pro is not even the original =X
I'll probably get another 2gb@667 to total up to 2*2gb@667.
Another thing i forgot to say, i'm currently running on AMD and i'll be switching to INTEL, anything else to add on here? :D
As stated before, you will essentially loose your license to your OS if it is OEM, but if it is Retail, you will have no problem (unless PA fails [ thanks to raphoenix for that information ] and if it does, you will need to call Microsoft). You will need to reinstall your OS when you upgrade the motherboard and processor. Updating the power supply shouldn't cause any problem at all.
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