Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP
When Windows is activated, it sends data about the hardware to the activation servers - this data is checked against previous activation data to ensure that licensing conditions are met. If the hardware has changed significantly, then it will require telephone activation as a cross-check.
Telephone activation may also be required if the total number of activations reaches a trigger-point, whether the hardware has changed or not.
Thank you Noel for that as I was chipped the other day for saying otherwise visa vie that retail could be activated as many times as one likes..
Mind you I think a few scans would still be in order, but if it were me I would go with what you say after I had done those.