OEM Dell

  IvanSmall 15:38 27 Dec 07
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I have just got a new motherboard and was considering how to install it in my Dell. I then found out that OEM computers are complicated to replace the motherboard in. Could anyone tell me whether Dell computers have by default OEM operating sytems.

Thanks.


P.S. I am running Xp home.

  DieSse 15:41 27 Dec 07

"Could anyone tell me whether Dell computers have by default OEM operating sytems."

Yes they do.

  IvanSmall 10:22 28 Dec 07

Thanks.

  DieSse 11:46 28 Dec 07

Is that a replace because it's failed, with a reasonably similar motherboard?

Or an upgrade?

Replace with similar because of failure should allow you to revalidate XP.

Substantial upgrade should mean you have to buy a new copy - but you can still ask them - you never know for sure what they might say.

  IvanSmall 15:49 30 Dec 07

I managed to fit my new motherboard in the end. I had to get a few new components and revalidate windows but it worked.

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