Re: changing hardware after vista install
I used to format my system every 6 months as well with XP, never once I had
to call Microsoft to re-activate my copy, I just re-activate online
Hmm... if it's anything like XP, it will just have you re-activate your copy
of Vista and lock out the other used system's activation ID (which is how
they go by if it's a valid windows installation.
"David Vair" wrote:
> If you reformat it how is it supposed to know its on the same system? If this is something that you
> regularly do, I would make a base install, activate and then make an image of the drive. That will
> save the hassle of reactivating and cut down on a lot of the time it takes to reinstall.
> Dave Vair
> CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
> "Lakesidezx" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > It got real annoying every 6 months to have to call MS to manually activate XP because I reformat
> > and resintall the os every 6 months. Im hoping that the authentication system in vista is better
> > and that it can realize when Im just reinstalling onto the same computer and accept it regardless
> > of how many times I feel I need to reinstall vista.
> > "BigJim" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:y4SdnS7iBN8bxl_YnZ2dnUVZ_qCmnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
> >>I would wait until your ready to upgrade.
> >> "ace" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >> news:9AD70503-0C8D-49A1-B566-E7F77B9D4996@microsoft.com...
> >>>I plan on purchasing vista soon. the problem is that after i install perhaps
> >>> a couple of months I probably will upgrade most of the hardware in my
> >>> computer, such as motherboard, video card, processor...I was wondering how
> >>> would this affect the authentication of vista. Is it better to just wait and
> >>> install vista on a new sata hdd rather than my old one and just wait until i
> >>> upgrade?