I built my wife a new computer using an oem vista premium 32 bit.
I set it up at my station for the installation and activation so it would be
easier to transfer her old files.
A friend reccomended that though I had two 2gb sticks of ram, I should only
install one stick until after installation. Don't ask me why I listened
All went well, an easy and fast installation. So I activated it and bingo,
Now comes the questionable part to this short story.
I disconnected everything, installed the second 2gb stick of ram.
Installed her LCD monitor, mouse and keyboard (which were different than
mine) and upon reboot came up with the "must activate within 3 days".
Now there is one addition I found out before my phone in "reactivation"
where I recieved a "You only have this installed on one computer?" and "a
memory upgrade will require reactivation"
The date was off by a month on the original install. I installed it February
27th, and the computer date was March 27th.
I've a Toshiba laptop that came with 1gm ram, plucked it out and stuck in
two 2gb sticks with no problem.
I'd like to know what really happened here.
Was it the memory or a combination of memory, mouse, LCD and date?
I do not want to duplicate this as all the parts for "my" computer are now
on the way with a fresh copy of Vista Premium 64bit also.
And YES, "my" computer will be faster than "hers".
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