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Old 11-07-2007
John
 

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Hardware changes with activated Vista Ultimate
Hi,

I am planning to replace my graphics card, increase the amount of memory and
change the DVD writer in my computer. Are these changes likely to require me
to reactivate Vista?

Thanks in advance.

John


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Old 11-07-2007
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Hardware changes with activated Vista Ultimate
The chances are YES

When you re-activate, take the phone option, and wait for a real person.

"John" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am planning to replace my graphics card, increase the amount of memory and
> change the DVD writer in my computer. Are these changes likely to require me
> to reactivate Vista?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> John
>
>
>

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Old 11-07-2007
Dwarf
 

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RE: Hardware changes with activated Vista Ultimate
Hi John,

Probably not, but be aware that that it might. I have changed my graphics
card, increased the amount of memory, replaced both optical drives AND
upgraded the processor ALL without having to reactivate (admittedly, not all
at the same time). The items that WILL definitely require you to reactivate
are changing the motherboard and/or changing the hard disk - note that if you
change your motherboard I strongly recommend that you reinstall Vista.
Dwarf

"Mick Murphy" wrote:

> The chances are YES
>
> When you re-activate, take the phone option, and wait for a real person.
>
> "John" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am planning to replace my graphics card, increase the amount of memory and
> > change the DVD writer in my computer. Are these changes likely to require me
> > to reactivate Vista?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> >

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Old 11-07-2007
John
 

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Re: Hardware changes with activated Vista Ultimate
Thank you both.

John

"Dwarf" <Dwarf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:85BD92B0-4A6D-40DE-83A1-8CF3A72AA47F@microsoft.com...
> Hi John,
>
> Probably not, but be aware that that it might. I have changed my graphics
> card, increased the amount of memory, replaced both optical drives AND
> upgraded the processor ALL without having to reactivate (admittedly, not
> all
> at the same time). The items that WILL definitely require you to
> reactivate
> are changing the motherboard and/or changing the hard disk - note that if
> you
> change your motherboard I strongly recommend that you reinstall Vista.
> Dwarf
>
> "Mick Murphy" wrote:
>
>> The chances are YES
>>
>> When you re-activate, take the phone option, and wait for a real person.
>>
>> "John" wrote:
>>
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I am planning to replace my graphics card, increase the amount of
>> > memory and
>> > change the DVD writer in my computer. Are these changes likely to
>> > require me
>> > to reactivate Vista?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance.
>> >
>> > John
>> >
>> >
>> >


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