+ 2 Votes You should be fine... Rob Kuhn 1 year ago As long as you filed a police report and you have copy of said report with all product keys and licneses for the software you reinstalled you should be OK should it ever come into quesiton. You don't need to contact anyone unless you run into a problem reinstalling an appplication. With respects to Microsoft, it shouldn't be a problem either. They expect their OS and apps to be reinstalled at least a few times as a result of a rebuild/reformat to a complete re-install onto a new computer or for troubleshooting purposes. It's only if the product keys are reused alot is when it will begin to draw their attention. Having said that, if your Microsoft titles are licensed through Software Assurance for example, they you do have x-number of reinstalls. HTH ... + 0 Votes Another thing to do davep.l 1 year ago Contact the MS Activation line and explain to them what has happened. I've had to reinstall several machines and have a volume license for Office 2003 which had maxed out. They were more than willing to reallocate thenumber of licenses to the rebuilt machines. + 0 Votes Re-install Software on Replacement for Stolen Computer? pw2much 1 year ago My first question is was the stolen desktop pre-installed or did you build it yourself and also is the newly bought computer the same as the one stolen,because every OS once installed becomes! well mapped to that system and changing it might not be legal in Microsoft's eyes.You cannot use the same OS license on another computer. Now for the other software if you paid for the license you can use it on your new computer.but please check with Microsoft first on the OS.And with all bought to own software some have time limits on their licenses,so you may have to re-purchase some of them anyway!! + 0 Votes Also things here depend on your Insurance Company OH Smeg 1 year ago Microsoft generally accepts a Theft Report by the Police and a Insurance Claim and will accept the reuse of existing Software including Windows if you have the Install Media and Product Keys. But this depends on your location however from my past experience I have yet to ever encounter M$ to balk at this as the Insurance Companies get downright nasty & will not pay. I took it up with the head of M$ Legal here when I first ran into this and they wanted to know was their a Police Report and which Insurance Company and then just gave me the Go Ahead in Writing to reuse OEM Software. The first time was just after XP was released that I ran across this and here at least it's been the same ever since. Also depending on what License Type you bought it may be within your Licensing Agreement to install on more than 1 Computer. The Retail Versions of the Software tend to allow you to install on 2 Computers where as OEM is tied to the Original Hardware normally. Col + 0 Votes Another thing to do davep.l 1 year ago Contact the MS Activation line and explain to them what has happened. I've had to reinstall several machines and have a volume license for Office 2003 which had maxed out. They were more than willing to reallocate thenumber of licenses to the rebuilt machines.