Oh! somebody help me. This emachine......

By Captain ben
Feb 18, 2007
  1. Oh! What should I do?

    My mother board got fried.So I changed the mother board and processor.When I tried to turn on the computer,it asked me to activate the windows.In activation window,my installation ID has only 2 digits in the last group.Can someone help me with that.PLEASE.It's e-machine.
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Are you trying to register the Windows through a systerm restore cd or a fresh install? Are you using the cd on the computer case or cd case?
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    when you change the motherboard, windows thinks you are installing on a new computer. You must activate it by CALLING microsoft and get a new key. This is to prevent piracy. Windows is only licensed for 1 machine (1 motherboard) at a time.

    BTW: read this also: https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62782.html
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