The graphics card counts for 1 point so you do note need to reactivate.
Also Instead of a 7600GT I suggest the just released and available 8500GT
which is equivalent in power. It has a new version of PureVideo called HD
PureVideo, DX 10 support, draws less power and is much less expensive (About
$100) since it is made with a smaller die.
"nweissma" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I don't recollect the location - some ms knowledge base - but I understand
>that ms uses a point system to decide when it's time to reactivate. they
>assign points to hardware devices, and if the sum of the points of the
>devices that you alter sum to 10 or greater then you must contact ms to
> the MVP's would know more about this.
> --Fool On The Hill
> "Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote in message
>> "BigJim" <email@example.com> wrote
>>>I am going to upgrade my graphics card from and Nvidia 6600gt 128meg to a
>>>7600gt 256 meg card.
>>> Is this going to cause activation problems? Also under XP I would
>>> normally remove the drivers, shutdown the system, remove old card and
>>> install the new one and reboot. Then reinstall the new drivers does this
>>> sound like the right plan.
>> The need to reactivate should not be triggered with a video card change.
>> I have done that with no issues. Check the documentation for the card
>> to confirm the installation procedure.
>> Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]