Alright, needing a little help here. My ‘beloved’ dell is completely botched right now and I’m fixing to wipe the hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro SP2, normally this wouldn’t bother me since i hadn’t changed much up until recently when i needed to replace my motherboard. I know that the WPA system on XP uses a ‘voting’ system to determine if i need to reinsert my key or not. I fear that a new motherboard and a ATI graphics card may cause enough “noes” to force me to re-input the key. Now that’s all fine and dandy but what about if my key get’s rejected? Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?
I have made a copy of the WPA.dll and wpabaln.exe and even went into the registry to retrieve my key in case I can use that same key but I’d rather get some expert advice before I have to either make a call to Microsoft and recite numbers that a mathematician would be drawing blanks on or be running Ubuntu or some other Linux based OS
Any advice will be greatly appreciated