I would appreciate some input on a problem I'm having. I have been running legitimate Vista Ultimate, activated over the phone, since August of 2007 (date approximate). Last week my motherboard died, so I bought a used MB with a faster CPU already installed. I installed it in my case with my existing HD containing Vista. The PC went through endless finding hardware cycles, installing drivers
; finally after rebooting a couple times, it was happy - everything working fine.
About an hour later I got a Windows notice that my Vista was not valid, the product code was already in use. It says I have three days to activate or buy a new copy of Windows.
If anyone has experience with this issue, or if by replacing original hardware (I built myself) I have voided my license; please let me know . If you have called Microsoft to resolve this type of situation, please give me any tips you can.