Upgrading it can provide significant benefits in certain games and applications, particularly if you are switching from a dual-core or quad-core model,... Many components are simply soldered on to the motherboard and others, though technically replaceable, are restricted by technical skill and cost.
There are, however, two upgrades..., and then re-imaging your copy of Windows to that hard drive — may result in Windows becoming non-genuine.
It is a comparison between a recovered files extension (as given in the filename) and file signature (read from the data in the file header).
You’re allowed to make certain hardware changes under the Windows license agreement, but even making allowed hardware changes may turn your copy of Windows into a “non-genuine” copy that requires reactivation with Microsoft.
Windows becomes non-genuine after some hardware changes to prevent you from taking a copy of Windows tied to one computer’s hardware and move it to a new computer. What if you change the motherboard, CPU, memory, and everything but the hard drive?
This chapter focuses on the hardening of operating systems and the securing of virtual operating systems and will help you prepare for the Comp TIA Security SY0-401 exam.
This chapter covers a portion of the Comp TIA Security SY0-401 objectives 3.6, 4.1, and 4.3.