The motherboard of my laptop recently gave the ghost and since the laptop was still under warranty, the manufacturer replaced it for free and all seemed well, except that my copy of Ms Office gives me a warning that it isn't genuine anymore. (previous authenticity checks went fine).
It's all the more disappointing considering that, since I live in Thailand, I actually am one of the very rare few people in the whole country to have actually purchased a valid copy of Ms Office Pro. Software piracy is so prevalent that whenever you buy a computer here, the shop will install pirated copies of just about everything for free, or you could buy a CD for a couple bucks.
And so here I am with one of the only genuine copies in town, or even in the whole country, stuck with shameful "not genuine" message every time I run Outlook or Word.
Is there anything that can be done about it? I had a look on Microsoft's Website, clicking through on the various messages, but the only recommended "solution" is to buy it again, something I am not exactly keen on.
EDIT: This is not an OEM version. It's a retail version.
Also, it was already activated properly and it reports it is still activated, so I can't do that step again.