Re: Activation after upgrading Disk to SATA and RAID INCH6R
Armin Heinlein wrote:
> Thank you. I just reactivated it. I guess when I upgrade my
> motherboard, processor and memory I do this all at once :-).
> However, I thought a disk change is not significant enough - I
> thought I read this on the Vista support site
> Anyway, I am ready to get "Wow"ed again.
> "Armin Heinlein" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I had a Vista Ulitmate (upgrade) installation running on a RAID
>> ITE8212 (IDE PATA drives). Because performance was slow I upgraded
>> to SATA drives using RAID INCH6R. After reinstalling the Vista
>> Ultimate upgrade it asked me to activate again (after one week) and
>> when I entered my serial number it tells me to call Microsoft to
>> reactivate or to purchase a new license. I thought a disk upgrade does
>> not require the phone call and will
>> activate in the background automatically. I heard once you only
>> have five times to reactivate. Is this right? Does anyone know how
>> many times you can reactivate?
:-) Sometimes, it depends upon the effect the hardware change has on other
devices. You have to remember, when you read something about what will or
won't cause the user to have to activate again, the information is a
generalization; it doesn't necessarily mean it will apply in all cases.
Activating, really shouldn't be an issue because it is pretty seamless even
if you have to make a call. When the hash changes, the activation center
doesn't know what you've done. Nonetheless, within certain limitations,
usually all you have to do is activate again over the Internet. If
something has caused a bigger change in the hash for whatever reason, when
you're prompted to call, the center basically wants to know what happened.