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RobPatten

In fact, as DigitalAI has said, it doesn't even look like you read the original question properly, which has in fact been discussed by a number of people in this thread whose comments have been much more "relevant" and "correct" than yours.

What you state is correct from a practical viewpoint with regard to motherboard chipsets.

However the question related to licensing, rather than the practical side of a motherboard change.

Indeed you can re-activate and tell Microsoft you have upgraded your hardware. For retail copies of XP this is fine. The difference is with OEM copies (which has also been discussed at great length which you do not seem to have noticed) where you are only allowed to replace a motherboard if the original is defective.