rdunnill
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Re: XPS 8300 Motherboard Upgrade - What OS Problems Will I Have?

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Edit: Officially, Microsoft licenses OEM copies only for machines built for resale. The official line on hobbyist terms can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/licensing/sblicensing/Pages/licensing_for_hobbyists.aspx

To think of all the times I've urged XP users to upgrade to 7 with an OEM copy of 7 Home Premium from Newegg ... at a cost two-thirds that of THREE Family Pack licenses (from Amazon). Smiley Happy

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Re: XPS 8300 Motherboard Upgrade - What OS Problems Will I Have?

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Why didn't I realise that!!!  Thanks very much, you've just saved me £120 and huge amount of egg for my face.

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CALLMENUJAK
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Re: XPS 8300 Motherboard Upgrade - What OS Problems Will I Have?

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Why didn't I realise that!!!  Thanks very much, you've just saved me £120 and huge amount of egg for my face.

Who are you thanking?

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rdunnill
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Re: XPS 8300 Motherboard Upgrade - What OS Problems Will I Have?

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The dude who pointed out that the board is the wrong form factor for the chassis?

There are various aftermarket mATX boards that will fit, although I don't know what the advantage would be unless the stock XPS 8300 mainboard lacks amenities like  USB 3 and SATA 6gbs.

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StuCald
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RE: XPS 8300 Motherboard Upgrade - What OS Problems Will I Have?

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I for one think mircosoft sucks and so do a lot of their products.. Windows 8 might not suck but it is not doing too well.  

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StuCald
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RE: XPS 8300 Motherboard Upgrade - What OS Problems Will I Have?

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I really want to upgrade the motherboard on my xps 8300, this one is a few years old and is falling a part, things are failing here and there but I don't want the same motherboard, I would like a really nice one but I don't know what is compatable, when you try to find an answer on the net you just get garbage.

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Philip_Yip
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RE: XPS 8300 Motherboard Upgrade - What OS Problems Will I Have?

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Define falling apart?

My XPS 8300 is still going strong and is working with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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