Do i need to reactivate windows after RAM upgrade ?

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
This may sound silly but i have to be sure about it,

I have a server running W2K8 R2 with only 4GB RAM and i am planning to upgrade it to 8GB. I don't remember where but i think i read somewhere that one will have to reactivate the OS after installing more RAM in W2K8 R2,

Is that true or am i miss-informed ?

Question by:binghamacademy
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    Accepted Solution

    I upgraded may W2K8 R2 Server and never had any reactivation issues. I believe it is safe to proceed...

    Author Closing Comment

    If you have done it and didn't have to reactivate; Then my information should be wrong -

    Thanks for the quick response,

    Expert Comment

    well, its confirmed that you dont need to reactivate the windows.

    you can enjoy any kind of upgradation and there is no need to upgrade it again.
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    Expert Comment

    Re-activation only occurs with "substantial" hardware changes, and while this is a bit vague as to what is actually considered "substantial", in the real world, it is really only the motherboard.

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