How is Vista install tied to Motherboard?

By jsmileb
Apr 27, 2008
  1. I am replacing a motherboard due to a BIOS failure. Intel is sending a replacement board. I had previously installed Vista Ult. X64 in a RAID 1 array. Will my install still be valid with a new motherboard? How is Vista tied to hardware to prevent multiple installs with same validation code?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    If it's the same Motherboard and same revision and chipset, it shouldn't need a reinstall.

    But Windows checks for hardware changes via the boards unique identifier number, and may decide to be re-activated. That's all.
  3. jsmileb

    jsmileb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Thanks! That clears that up.
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