Hi around christmas time im getting a new processor and i wondered what vista is like at accepting new pieces harware even as something as major as a CPU.
Any one tried doing this yet?
Yes, I've gone from a single to a dual-core AMD with no problem.
Not sure how it would react to a complete platform swap though...I'd prolly just do a fresh install in that case.
"I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg
I have a new motherboard and ram coming possibly today, or early next week.
I imagine I will do a fresh install to avoid driver conflicts w/ the previous motherboard.
Storing data on separate partitions or physical drives can make a clean install of Vista no problem at all.
I believe any time you add a piece of major hardware under Vista you will have to reactivate it. I'm not sure if this applies to "patched" copies.
Recently, when I added a new hard drive to my system I had to reactivate Vista again. I am running a legit full retail version of Ultimate.
I did. It wasn't a big deal.
Still I feel that it is BS that it has to be done. The OS is assigned to your hardware configuration. If it changes, Vista has be be reactivated. If you have an OEM copy of Vista you can only do so once, then you're screwed.
just take it to your local futureshop or bestbuy etc....computer shop or something and ask for a quadcore i got one but it came installed on my Hp machine 3gb ram 600GB HD