Anyone have problems with Vista activation after changing a video card?

By mynameis
Aug 24, 2007
  1. My video card died so I thought I would just get a cheap one to pop in there while I am waiting on the manufacturer's warranty process to get me my new card. I am not sure if changing the video card then changing it back once I get the replacement will constitute enough changes to invalidate my version of Vista. Anyone have any insight on the issue?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Yes, you will need to re-activate VISTA with just about any change other than memory, sound card, modem, or ethernet card... but it is a fairly simple process though time consuming.
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