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can i use a dell os disc for a newly built computer


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chad.jordan93

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can i use the dell os disc that came with my other computer on a newly built computer so that i dont have to go out and spend another 100 bucks just to get windows vista..... both the disc and the computer are 64 bit!

Edited by chad.jordan93, 07 April 2009 - 03:20 PM.

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you prob wont be able to, The disk that came with the dell is OEM, which can only be used on that dell, it will die with that dell.
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Ok thanks i guess i will have to stick with Linux
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Here is the thing, You can use that OEM disk to install windows vista. But you will still have to go and buy a copy of vista for it's key since the OEM disks are coded for that specific hardware.

I've done it on my desktop. It will install and go into a "activation period" were you get x days until you HAVE to activate it. Then you need to get a new key since the one with the OS is for a different computer and non-transferable. (and by a new key means going out and buying it)

Or you can use the Windows Vista Anytime Upgrade to buy a new key with as well.
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