View Full Version : "Considerable" change to system .... NIC??

03-08-2004, 11:26 AM
I added a PCI Network card to my system last night. XP reported that I had made considerable changes to my system and had to reactivate Windows!

Is a minor change considered plugging in a USB device, or maybe even putting a CD in the tray? I hate to think what would happen if I changed the hard drive or something - XP would have a meltdown lol.


Susan B
03-08-2004, 11:44 AM
What about all your other previous additions? Maybe you did just one too many? ;-)


03-08-2004, 11:49 AM
The NIC does tend to have a higher ranking, but I have changed HDD, RAM, added PCI cards (not NIC's) and never needed to reactivate.

03-08-2004, 01:17 PM
LOL mine did that 'reactivate' thing when I one time added a slave hdd ......

03-08-2004, 01:20 PM
if i remeber correctly NIC's are the highest rated. however i have added and removed various NIC's from XP pc's without ever needing activation. winblows for ya.