hardware upgrade/activation XP/Vista

  peterwilliam 13:45 10 Aug 2007

I have both XP and Vista running in dual boot mode.
My computer has a 939 Asrock motherboard with an AMD Athlon 3500 pcu and 1 Gig memory. My graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce 6200 with 128 memory.
I have some time ago activated XP but not Vista (I have 11 days to go).
My query is this. Will my computer perform better (i.e. quicker) if I upgade to a Athlon dual core 3800 pcu, extra 1 gig of memory and a Nvidia Geforce 6200 with 256 memory?
Secondly, what will Microsoft's attitude be to this upgrading with regard to activation?
Any advice on these two matters will be greatly appreciated.

Peter R.

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