Need advice on how best to change hardware in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by brundlefly76, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. brundlefly76

    brundlefly76 Guest

    I installed Vista Ultimate OEM shortly after its release, and quickly
    decided to upgrade my machine as my gaming performance has taken quite
    a hit - especially BF2142 on 8800GTX.

    Unfortunately, since I am on the end-of-life AMD939 platform, this
    means a new motherboard and memory as well as CPU. There are no
    significant upgrades for 939 from a 4800X2.
    machine's motherboard as far as Vista is concerned, because the OEM
    release will only work with the core hardware which was there upon
    install.

    Am I completely SOL?

    If so, I will probably just reinstall XP, because I update hardware
    often and cant afford disposable licenses.

    XP has complained a couple times about upgrades but nothing a phone
    call to MS didnt solve, as annoying as that is.
     
    brundlefly76, Mar 8, 2007
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    Robert Firth Guest

    I don't believe that you will have problems upgrading, although it might
    require a phone call. Search this newsgroup to see if anyone else here has
    tried it yet.

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    Robert Firth, Mar 8, 2007
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    being against the wording of he EULA is not the same thing is NOT being able to.

    if necessary just call microsoft and tell them you did a few upgrades.


    @sport.rr.com

    I installed Vista Ultimate OEM shortly after its release, and quickly
    decided to upgrade my machine as my gaming performance has taken quite
    a hit - especially BF2142 on 8800GTX.

    Unfortunately, since I am on the end-of-life AMD939 platform, this
    means a new motherboard and memory as well as CPU. There are no
    significant upgrades for 939 from a 4800X2.
    machine's motherboard as far as Vista is concerned, because the OEM
    release will only work with the core hardware which was there upon
    install.

    Am I completely SOL?

    If so, I will probably just reinstall XP, because I update hardware
    often and cant afford disposable licenses.

    XP has complained a couple times about upgrades but nothing a phone
    call to MS didnt solve, as annoying as that is.
     
    mikeyhsd, Mar 8, 2007
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