Re: Have new computer but want to use vista from old computer.

Rodney wrote:
I have just recently bought a new computer built from scratch and im looking to put vista on it but what i want to do is wipe the old computer clean so it has no windows on it and then install vista on the new computer using the disk i used for my old one and then activte it. Is it possible for me to do that? and if it is can someone tell me what i will need to do?

Assuming a retail license (OEM licenses are not legitimately transferable), simply remove Vista from the computer it is currently on and then install it on the new computer. If it's been more than 120 days since you last activated that specific Product Key, the you'll most likely be able to activate via the Internet without problem. If it's been less, you might have to make a 5 minute phone call.


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