Re: New Chip - will I need to revalidate VISTA?
"Rod Davies" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> if I replace my chip will I need to revalidate Vista? Home Premium...
Seems to me, the only ones worrying whether they will have to reactivate
their OSes after a minor hardware change are those with "less-than-official"
installations of Vista.
Everyone else knows there will be no problems having to reactivate their
installations, since Microsoft is required by law to continue activating a
license, as long as the customer abides by their EULAs.
BTW. there are many "chips" on a logic-board. Which one are you referring
to? It appears that you are referring to your CPU. Otherwise, the
Activation servers sees no change with a minor chip replacement, so
reactivation would be unnecessary.
To be more specific, you might have to reactivate your OS, if you've made
enough hardware changes to cause the activation records on your HD to exceed
their limits for change.
You will probably have to repair your OS after making a CPU change, unless
you want to reinstall the OS "clean".