upgrading hardware with vista home premium

  steviekm 17:00 09 Nov 2009

can anyone help?
Im about to upgrade my processor and add a second hard drive, will windows need reactivating if i do so. i'm running full version of vista home premium(not the oem or upgrade version)

  GaT7 17:05 09 Nov 2009

I don't think Vista will need re-activating - I think that'll only happen with a motherboard change. G

  steviekm 17:28 09 Nov 2009

thats wot i was thinking, .....

  DieSse 17:35 09 Nov 2009

If you have a full retail version of Vista - it doesn't matter whether it will need re-activating or not - because the licence is valid for any hardware changes, or even a new system (as long as it's only on one system at a time).

If it needs re-activating, it will probably do so automatically, if not a phone call will get it done for you.

  steviekm 17:44 09 Nov 2009

many thanks.i think this is sorted now!

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