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09-14-06, 10:45 PM #1
If i change just my cpu does that equal = windows freak out!?
Maybe in a year or so im gonna upgrade my cpu. im wondering if changing ONLY the cpu will make windows freak out?
by freak i mean
1. I would have to format/reinstall
2. Have to reactivate windows again and call them up and give them some lame excuse why i need too.
this is windows xp media center. and on this computer it was installed by dell.
have any ideas?
09-14-06, 11:12 PM #2
Nope, you are good. Windows sees a CPU as one peice of hardware, so no problems there. As I found out last month, if you turn off a load of stuff you dont need in your bios... Windows will make you reactivate. Just my luck, my last install was my last allowed activation too
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09-15-06, 12:16 AM #3
so i could just pop the old cpu out. put the new cpu in. turn the computer on and everything will be like it is now except faster?
09-15-06, 01:18 AM #4
Yes it will be fine. CPU's don't have driver files on the HDD in the same sense that video cards and the likes do that need to be uninstalled carefully.