Quote: Originally Posted by whitepanda
thanks for the welcome
if i do that will MS think its a different computer and activate windows may be an issue in the future??
With a new HD, probably not.
If it occurs, there will be a number to call at Microsoft where you can explain what you did. Since you have a legitimate license, they will set it straight. (I went through a similar process with XP, and it wasn't much of a hassle at all.)