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Reactivation and motherboard drivers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Currently using Windows Vista x86 OEM Home Premium.

    NVidia just released new drivers for my 680i motherboard, however I am afraid that if I install them it will count as a motherboard change for my Vista license.

    In short, will upgrading the motherboard drivers count as a hardware change and possibly trigger reactivation, or since I have an OEM license make me unable to use Windows Vista?

     

     

    Regards,

    Martin

    Thursday, February 8, 2007 9:56 PM

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  • Upgrading to new video adapter drivers is not going to affect your activation status.
    Friday, February 9, 2007 2:28 AM
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  • It is not new video adapter drivers it is new motherboard drivers.
    Friday, February 9, 2007 7:18 AM
  • Same difference.  New motherboard drivers are not going to cause you any problems with product activation or WGA since the motherboard's serial number is not going to change.
    Friday, February 9, 2007 10:36 PM
    Moderator
  • I just found the post http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1208676&SiteID=25 which reports problems that occured exactly when installing the motherboard driver that I was thinking of, so I guess I'll hold off on updating the driver until this problem is cleared up.

     

     

    Friday, February 9, 2007 10:44 PM