Windows Activation Sucks.
I actived my new copy of Windows one day last week.
Then this week my second video card comes in, I salvage a third hard drive from an older computer, and I replace a CD-RW with a DVD/CD/R/RW drive.
Then windows tells me the hardware configuration of the machine has changed "significantly" and then proceeds to bring up the "Let's Activate Windows!" window.
It then tells me I have three days before it just stops working.
Is this common?
Is windows going to freak out every other time I change out a piece of hardware?
I've never had this happen before and I was really curious.