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Posted 24 May 2006 - 04:26 PM
Posted 24 May 2006 - 04:35 PM
I found this to be rather annoying today, but I was informed in the systray with a little star thingy that my "system had undergone significant hardware changes" and that I had 3 days to reactivate my copy of windows XP.
I was pretty sure I read at Microshaft, before putting in my new 300GB harddrive - that if all I was replacing was the drive, and I made no changes to the other hardware then I wouldn't have to re-activate. In fact I went to windows update lastnight and was able to download Media Player 10! Heck, I've been using this setup for 3 years now without a hitch, and the only significant change I made was the harddrive, which I understood wouldn't require re-activation.
So why was it only after redoing drivers for my Intel Pro 100/ VE Onboard Network adapter, that I got hit with the re-activation message? Had no problems with the old drivers for networking, using the onboard Eithernet plug, but the drivers were for a Ethernet PCI card with the same chipset that I had installed and removed awhile back.
Edited by Pippincp, 24 May 2006 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 24 May 2006 - 06:00 PM
If it's a pirate copy help is out there.
Posted 24 May 2006 - 06:32 PM
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