One of my computers is 7 or 8 years old. I've never had any problems until now with Microsoft accepting my OS as genuine (and it is). Yseterday, I got a notice that MSE would no longer be operational because my copy of Vista Home Premium was not "genuine". Today, everything is back to normal. Even the desktop notice that "This copy of Windows is not genuine" is gone. I haven't even yet contacted Microsoft about the issue.
I recently replaced the motherboard in this computer. My simple question for which I can't seem to get a direct answer, is this:
Could the replacing of the motherboard have alerted Microsoft that the product key was no longer associated with the original motherboard and prompted them to issue the statement that my copy of Windows was not genuine?
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