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Re: New Chip - will I need to revalidate VISTA?

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Old 08-06-2007
Andy
 

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Re: New Chip - will I need to revalidate VISTA?
Hello, Rod Davies.

I guess the answer is no. I don't understand how comes you would have to
revalidate Vista if you change the CPU.
And related: the "chip" you mentioned is a CPU or what? I guess a CPU.

Possible questions:
Q: What is a CPU?
A: A processor.

But remember: I said "I guess". So I don't know for sure.

And how comes "revalidate"? Maybe you want to say re-register, no?

Hope this was helpful to you.

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Old 09-06-2007
Donald McDaniel
 

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Re: New Chip - will I need to revalidate VISTA?
"Andy" <andycandet@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:8073B7E0-007D-4CFE-8AC1-05518E0B18A4@microsoft.com...
> Hello, Rod Davies.
>
> I guess the answer is no. I don't understand how comes you would have to
> revalidate Vista if you change the CPU.


That's because you apparently don't know what "activation" is, or how your
OS gets "activated".
NOTE that it is ONLY required to "validate" your license IF you want updates
from Microsoft. "Validation" is NOT "activation".

It is possible to have to "re-activate" your OS under some circumstances,
including a CPU replacement or upgrade.
It all depends on how many hardware changes one has made previous to
replacing the CPU in the last 120 days.

I suggest, Andy, that you navigate over to
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...vationfaq.mspx
You might learn a thing or two.

> And related: the "chip" you mentioned is a CPU or what? I guess a CPU.
>
> Possible questions:
> Q: What is a CPU?
> A: A processor.
>
> But remember: I said "I guess". So I don't know for sure.


Read Microsoft's OFFICIAL word on Activation at the site I have cited. You
WILL know for sure after that.

>
> And how comes "revalidate"? Maybe you want to say re-register, no?
>

No, he does NOT want to say "re-register", since "registration" is a
completely different process from "activation". "Registration" is not
mandatory. In fact, most folks don't ever "register" their software. But
"Windows Activation" is different: It is MANDATORY if one wants to use his
OS normally beyond the 30-day trial period.

> Hope this was helpful to you.


I hope this was helpful to you, Andy.

Donald McDaniel

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