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XP Home / Processor Upgrade


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#1 kevb8ll

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 05:35 AM

This question is about XP, but it relates to the processor.

I want to upgrade my processor but have been informed that my xp might not work afterwards as I'm effectively putting it onto a new computer.

I tried ringing Microsoft, but were as much use as a trap door in a canoe.

It is an OEM version and I'm still on SP1 - can't make the jump yet!!

The motherboard is an ASRock K7VM2 motherboard.

If anyone could help, I'd appreciate it.

Kev
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Posted 12 March 2005 - 12:28 PM

Processor replacement should be OK. Windows activation depends on a number of "yes votes" and replacing a processor shouldn't change the machine enough to be a problem. Replacing the motherboard is another story.

At the very worst, you might have to call MS to reactivate. For more info regarding product activation, take a look here

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 05:06 PM

Thanks for the reply. I understand the 7 yes vote - but the notes indicate there are x2 OEM versions which would result in different things happening on an upgrade. How do I find out which type of OEM I've got - bearing in mind Microsoft wouldn't tell me!!

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