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Changing ram on oem pc.


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#1 MJPC

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:48 AM

Hello, i am repairing friend`s win xp pro oem pc.

 

About a half year ago hdd got broken on that pc, but computer service company made image from that hdd and put that image to new hdd and hdd to that pc.

 

Now i want take out small old memory and put in new ones. May this bring problems to that oem license activation ?

How big is the risk that i can "destroy" that license?

 

Sorry for bad english language.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:32 AM

There is no license association with the memory. No risk of losing the license.

 

Just make sure you put the right RAM in, preferably look up the motherboard specs and buy something that has the same timing and DDR type.

 

Remember also that 32bit XP has a 3.25GB limitation on RAM, so there's no point in putting in more than than 4GB.



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 11:08 AM

Thank You.

 

I have one more question:

I want to test another hdd with that same image that is installed at the moment in that pc harddrive.

If i disconnect internet and change hard drives, put image to new drive and put it in pc to test and later change it back, does it saves some info somewhere so i have activation problem later?

 

I suspect that hard drive have some problems, so i need to test another hdd with same image in same pc.



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 11:41 AM

Windows automatically stores the license key on a hard drive when Windows XP is installed.  As long as the hard drive has no problems...this license data can be retrieved or viewed anytime.

 

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