Can I change the HDD on my laptop

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  1. Chris_Skylock
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    Ok. So I heard that if you change someything from your system, you will need to re-activate Vista for that. But I need a higher HDD for my laptop as it's only 160GB. Dunno if there are 320 or more GB on laptop HDD. Anyone replaced theirs with Vista installed?

    The motherboard was changed but the OS didnt asked me to re-activate it since it was replaced by Asus Philippines. Maybe, it's the same motherboard, duh. how about HDD's?
     
  2. dawn.wan

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    i think it should be fine pare.

    I replaced my cousins Laptop HDD b/c it crashed. Installed Vista with the Product Key printed on the sticker off the computer and it worked fine.
     
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    Was it an officially licensed OEM copy of vista? I heard the full retail one will ask for activation. mine is an officially licensed OEM vista
     
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    yes OEM packaged with his Acer
     
  5. Lee79

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    You can change the HDD, Add or remove RAM with the OEM, it is if you Change the CPU or Motherboard you have a problem.
     
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    I could even install the backup disk of my acer on a other computer
     
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    Installing is one thing, but was it actually activated, or just valid for 30 days like most non-activated Vista installs.

    Many OEM installs require your bios to have a certain entry in it for it to activate.
     
  9. Chris_Skylock
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    my laptop's motherboard was replaced OFFICIALLY by Asus Philippines and it was like nothing was happened when I got it back.

    So replacing anything aside from CPU and motherboard is fine? Including the HDD?
     
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    Yup.