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I'm going to be getting a rdx200 soon and I was wondering if vista will see the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 crossfire chipset as a new chipset then my ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset, so if not then I shouldn't have to reactivate windows (such a hassle).
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I'm pretty sure it would recognize it as a new chipset.

It is always best to reinstall windows when you change motherboards anyways, but yeah calling MS can be a pain. If you have retail Vista there should be no problems at all though.
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The intenal system hash takes in much more information than just the chipset. It is the drive controllers, bios, and pretty much every other on-board system. If you have a retail copy it doesn't matter, just re-activate it. If it doesn't let you a quick phone call to MS will get it taken care of. If you have an OEM copy of Vista, you will have to buy a new one. OEM is a terrible choice when you switch out motherboards often (or run an increased risk of breaking one). There is a thread about OEM software in this section. Give it a read.
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Alright, thanks guys. I guess I'll just do a reinstall then, wanted it on a new hard drive anyways .
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