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    Windows XP Authntication

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    by fore.boser ·

    I have a Hard Drive bay installed in my computer and at the present time I have one rack dual booted with Win.98 and Win.98SE. I would like to load Win.XP on a seperate hard drive and put it on a seperate rack. My question is, would this affect the activation requirments that XP demands by interchanging the hard drives? Thank You.

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      Windows XP Authntication

      by tjc ·

      In reply to Windows XP Authntication

      From all that I have read the activation happens is you install new hardware on a grand scale, that is, at one time more memory, cmos change, cpu, another hard drive, etc. But I have read that if you make one change and then wait a 120 days you don’t have to reactive.

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      Windows XP Authntication

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Windows XP Authntication

      Should not be a problem, as long as XP always sees the same drives and other hardware.

      PCWorld had a review of activation. They found that adding new hardware never caused an activation request. If there is a network card in the system, you canchange up to 4 devices without causing an activation request.

      And by default, XP does reset the change counter after 120 days of stable hardware.

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      Windows XP Authntication

      by fore.boser ·

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