I had a really hard time deciding which forum this question was better off in, if the mods want to move it, then my humblest apologies-but being video-editing based I thought it might get a better response here.
I've just recently setup a dual boot system now of my old Win 98 & now Win XP Home Edition. I'm still tweaking things with setting up the XP partition. I've got a Pinnacle PCTV pro TV tuner card I use for some VHS video capturing. (under Windows 98)
In setting up the PCTV card on XP, I've given a brief test of both the Pinnacle V5.x WDM drivers,& the BTWincap BT8x8 generic drivers. For the time being I've gone back to the pinnacle drivers. When I have to activate Windows XP,I understand it takes a snapshot of your devices to generate the product activation.
I'm worried that if I decided to install the BTWincap drivers after I've run the XP product activation,will XP regard that as one of the 3 "changed devices" allowed before you have to reactivate XP again?
I would just hate to waste an allowable device change (in case I upgraded an AGP card,or soundcard or burner), when I haven't changed any PCI cards,but the BTWincap drivers call my PCTV card another device as far as XP is concerned. Anyone know if the BTwincap drivers are regarded as a "device change" as far as Product activation goes?
Sorry for being so wordy! I'd just like to retain a choice of using either drivers at this point, thanks in advance if anyone can answer!