Does changing Partitiong Scheme changes SID? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have installed Windows 7 and activated it with having only one partition(80GiBs out of 500GiBs), remaing were not created.

    Now, I want to create a system image for later reinstallation if required, but before that I am thinking of first creating custom partioning then make image.

    So, after reintllation from image, will my SID get change and validation check would invalidate the product?

    • Edited by shanx77 Wednesday, July 11, 2012 3:52 PM
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 3:46 PM


  • So long as the Disk ID hasn't changed there should be no problem whatever.

    the only problem may come if other hardware has also changed - to the point that it triggers a re-activation request - but that would only require a telephone activation, unless you are using an OEM license and change teh motherboard.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    • Marked as answer by shanx77 Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:05 PM
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:10 PM