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Do i need to reactivate windows after RAM upgrade ?

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 ?

Thanks,
Dawit.
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binghamacademy
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KOTiSCommented:
I upgraded may W2K8 R2 Server and never had any reactivation issues. I believe it is safe to proceed...
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binghamacademyAuthor Commented:
If you have done it and didn't have to reactivate; Then my information should be wrong -

Thanks for the quick response,
Dawit
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mukvinmanCommented:
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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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
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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