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Yaboze
05-06-08, 11:29 AM
If I installed Vista a few months ago, no system changes and decided to get a new HD, will I have to call MS and do that all activation? It's such a pain. Will it just activate normally?

Revs
05-06-08, 11:30 AM
You should only need to call if you've changed your mobo.

nekrosoft13
05-06-08, 11:31 AM
If I installed Vista a few months ago, no system changes and decided to get a new HD, will I have to call MS and do that all activation? It's such a pain. Will it just activate normally?

most likelly yes, new hdd might mean a new computer for them. i know vista keeps track of harddrive serial models.

it forced me to re-activate by just changing a 3rd hdd once.

dxx
05-06-08, 02:46 PM
Forced me to reactivate after resetting my BIOS once. But then wouldn't give me a working activation code, so i had to reformat and reinstall.

Still better than Ubuntu, though.

Sazar
05-06-08, 08:53 PM
I've never had to call for XP Pro or Vista so far, but I presume it's because I have an MSDN subscription and an associated Key.