I am wanting to upgrade the processor on one of my home workstations. Its a HP DC7800P (Small Form Factor) Core 2 running Windows 8 Pro 64bit with the free Media Centre.
The current processor is a 2.83 GHz Core 2 Vpro E8300.
Would upgrading this to a Core 2 Quad trigger a Windows 8 re-activation and make the current licence invalid? Or are the re-activations tied to the physical motherboard. I’m only going to be upgrading the processor.
Thanks for the help.