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  • Question

  • If I change my hardware (which I am planning to do) leaving only data drives as they are,

    after reinstalling WHS 2011 OS, is there a need to reactivate the product?

    How, online or phone?

    What is the time interval between these swaps?

    I mean if I'll do this in 6 months time for example, and in the meantime I am not running WHS 2011 at all, will there be any issues?

    Thursday, November 1, 2012 1:56 PM

Answers

  • You will have to reactivate when you install on new hardware. If online activation doesn't work (it may not, as your product key is tied to the hardware on which Windows Home Server is installed) then you'll need to activate by phone.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    • Marked as answer by James Xiong Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:48 AM
    Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:01 PM

All replies

  • You will have to reactivate when you install on new hardware. If online activation doesn't work (it may not, as your product key is tied to the hardware on which Windows Home Server is installed) then you'll need to activate by phone.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    • Marked as answer by James Xiong Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:48 AM
    Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:01 PM
  • Thanks Ken.
    Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:12 PM