Tuesday, May 02, 2006 12:21 PMOK I like to upgrade different components on my computer occassionally, in one of these threads I read that the Windoze XP WGA validation process takes its cue from the hardware profile of my machine, SO, if I decide to upgrade my processor, or, upgrade my mobo, or, upgrade my hard drive or in fact upgrade any of my hardware components I have to buy a new license because the hardware profile has changed?
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 8:43 PM
No, but you will have to reactivate through Microsoft Product Activation. Information regarding this and hardware profiles can be located here:
I hope this helps,
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 10:27 PM
Additional information around Product Activation requirements may also be found here: