Changing the hardware on a Vista machine

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Paul Lower, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Paul Lower

    Paul Lower Guest

    I have an oldish coputer with an Intel cpu and a Via chip set. It has Vista
    and XP on a dual boot. The Vista was installed from an update version. I
    want to use a faster CPU but have found that this means changing the
    motherboard and possibly the memory as well as I only have amaximum of 800
    fsb and 533 memory speed and I want 1333 fsb and 800 memory.
    My question concerns the reinstallation of Vista. The licence may not cover
    such a radical change to the hardware.
    Will I have trouble reactivating it?
    Paul Lower, Mar 31, 2009
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  2. Paul Lower

    relic Guest

    A "Retail" version can be moved to a different machine.
    An "OEM" version can be reinstalled after _repairing_ something like a
    burned up motherboard (which is what you would be doing, of course).
    relic, Mar 31, 2009
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