Activation of Windows Vista after changing motherboard and processor

I bought a HP Pavilion Slimline PC (HP S3500z) with AMD Athlon Dual core, online from HP in the United States during the year 2008, which is preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium. I did the recovery also disks at this time.

In May 2009, I came to the India and the PC was fine. This year, in October 2010, the PC has suddenly stopped booting and after discussing the nature of the problem with the HP online support, it was concluded that the motherboard has gone wrong.

I tried to locate to the motherboard, but it is not available and there are size constraints associated with the motherboard that can be mounted in the slimline PC... FINALLLY I could not well the same motherboard.

Now, I have no option but replace the motherboard and the processor from Intel to make...
But after the replacement of these two main components: the Vista downloaded on my PC will not recognize them and would require again activation...

I have not yet changed components and require the guidance on how to make this change followed in reactivation...

Please give information about the problem as early may so I'd go head and do what is necessary...

Thank you and best regards

ajai_x

When you change the motherboard, you lose all rights to the OEM installed Vista OS.  It is called "tattoo" by HP and is a license agreement with Microsoft. Your only solution is to buy a version of the OS and sure, format the drive to lose all data. The only other alternative would have been to contact HP and ask questions on a refurbished motherboard, or a Board that is in the same group family who would accept the OEM license.

Concept of tattoo HP: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/449361-hp-motherboard-tattoo.html

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