Be sure you have the activation code for Windows. Your original copy of Windows is probably linked to a model number on the motherboard, and will work without activation on that motherboard. If you swap the motherboard, you may get the "invalid copy of Windows" booby trap.
Most PC's have the activation code in a sticker on the outside of the machine, but they often get worn off.
My understanding is that newer PC's may not have an activation code sticker on the machine. I think there's some sort of way to get the activation code as long as the installed copy of Windows is working.
As usual, the honest user gets screwed by copy protection.
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This was built for me so I have all the paperwork including the box the OS was in which has its own sticker.
We got a computer from BestBuy a while back. Cheap machine, but no discs with it at all. There's no way to reload the OS. That's how they can sell them so cheap now. And why I don't buy boxed machines for myself.
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Concerning the Widows licensing - If you get that message, you can go to the update license key area. There will be a phone number to call MS. This is an automated number. You will be asked to enter your key code number. It will then ask how many PC's is this software installed on. Answer:1 and it will give you a code number to type into the license area to unlock the new computer.
My NAS system - I used "FreeNAS" with some drives I had. I configured the BIOS not to halt on errors so I can run it "headless" (no keyboard, mouse, or monitor). After installation, I removed the graphics card to further reduce heat and power consumption. You administer this unit via your web browser on any other computer on the network. Now I have a mirrored 4TB NAS with 1Gb network speed. . . Happy Me!
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