One last question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Caligo, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. Caligo

    Caligo Guest

    Ok, one last question. If I upgrade my motherboard, processor, adn RAM will I have to go through any hassles with XP product activation? I don't plan on reformatting and reinstalling. Thanks.

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  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    My guess is yep. And I'm going to make a prediction: "You will have endless problems until you do a clean installation."

    A motherboard swap is THE largest upgrade you could do. Go into device manager and see how many drivers are dedicated just to it - you'll get to mess around getting all those right again - good luck!
     
  3. Caligo

    Caligo Guest

    ok, fine. I would have probably ended up doing the reinstall anyway. They aren't going to make me buy another license for XP Pro are they?


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  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    No, but you may need to call the Microsoft support line to get a new activation code. My bet is that is what you'll have to do.