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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:34 PM
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:23 AM
That's correct. You can get by changing out 1 or 2 things, but a motherboard, memory and a new ( old, formatted) hard drive will require registration. It also used to track how many times you changed something. I think the allowed amount of hardware changes was 5. Don't know if that's still true and I don't know if it's the same for Vista Also there are no Windows drivers stored in the BIOS
good question, but the OS is on the HDD, and Window$ has something that recognizes a hardware change, particularly a mobo. And when the mobo is different than the one that was there when installed it won't run untill you re-register. (I belive). I know my buddy changed out his mobo and XP would not run, when I told him this he just reformatted and reinstalled so I can't be positive about the re-register thing being all you need...
Edited by garmanma, 16 March 2008 - 09:24 AM.
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