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Windows 7: Activation question

17 Nov 2009   #1
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 
Activation question

I just built a new desktop computer and will be installing W7-64 in a few weeks. My new computer has 4 internal HDD's that I can switch on and off. I also have an external USB HDD. Will I run into Microsoft activation issues if I run with different combinations of these hard drives? I just read a post where a guy turned off his wireless and Windows made him re-activate.


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17 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You should have no problems whatsoever. If you do, give Microsoft a call and explain the situation.
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17 Nov 2009   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
I just built a new desktop computer and will be installing W7-64 in a few weeks. My new computer has 4 internal HDD's that I can switch on and off. I also have an external USB HDD. Will I run into Microsoft activation issues if I run with different combinations of these hard drives? I just read a post where a guy turned off his wireless and Windows made him re-activate.
Out of curiosity, how do you switch the internals on and off, and are they for storage or for OS installs?
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18 Nov 2009   #4
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 

I have four switches that can turn the drives on and off. I use them for different OS and backup drives.
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18 Nov 2009   #5
PC WhizzKid

banned for piracy
 
 

No, should have no problems at all.
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18 Nov 2009   #6
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
I have four switches that can turn the drives on and off. I use them for different OS and backup drives.
Oh, using an actual switch. Similar to a KVM switch?
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18 Nov 2009   #7
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 

Check out these 3.5in drive bay cover w/ Dual Switch holes* for holding the rocker switches: Available in Black or Silver

I don't know what a KVM switch is, but I made my own using a drive bay cover, something similar to the link above.
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18 Nov 2009   #8
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
Check out these 3.5in drive bay cover w/ Dual Switch holes* for holding the rocker switches: Available in Black or Silver

I don't know what a KVM switch is, but I made my own using a drive bay cover, something similar to the link above.
Oh OK. I use an external drive for my backups and it has a small switch on the back to switch on and off.

P.S. KVM switches allow you to switch between I/O devices such as monitors, keyboards, mouses.
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