Originally Posted by HorrorScope
Same as XP, only corporate editions are immune to my understanding. If it doesn't let you activate it you get a number to call. I have never had anything close to a problem with reactivating either automatically or by phone on any of my replacements. If your above board with this (no pirating) imo there is nothing to fear at all, so don't fear it.
I just updated the video drivers (NOTHING else) on my XP home & had to reactivate. This is the 2nd time I've had to do so w/only a driver change, at least this time I didn't have sit on the phone for 15 minutes painstakingly exchanging 47 groups of letters with someone in Calcutta. Whether or not this has any effect on pirating I don't know, but it's an intrusive, privacy-invading PITA in my opinion. I did run the BETA's of both 32 & 64 bit Vista for a time, but this never came up.