Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:18 PM
I activated my Windows 7 back in May of this year. Suddenly today it stated I needed to re-activate due to hardware changes on my computer. No hardware has changed at all. The CPU, motherboard, graphics card, hard drive, etc are all the same.
I called the hot line and she told me that a power surge could cause it. I am sure she was full of crap as I have a UPS backup. Why would this re-activation have been required? She also claims that it could have been caused by downloaded software - which is contrary to what the notice stated (hardware change). I don't download pirated software either.
Has anyone else had to re-activate Windows 7 without actually having any hardware changes?