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Reload Vista with another Oem disk


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Can I use my Oem cd to reinstall a friends pc and use his key numbers. We are talking both running vista home prem. oem. Also can you take an home prem. oem disk and reinstall a pc with oem .home basic. ? I know you can use a home version of xp cd to install another oem home on another pc along as he or she has the windows license tag and numbers. picky
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OEM disks only work with OEM licences, this has been the case with Windows for as long as I can remember.
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I heard of problems with Vista. I had a friend that tried a repair install , he was using a oem vista home prem. and the system he was working on had an oem version of vista home prem. It would not take the product key number. So I quess the answer is " even on Vista you can install from another disk as long as it is the same version and oem' Is this right.
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Is what I said, yes. There are only two Vista DVDs in the OEM sector as such - 32-bit and 64-bit. The product key you enter determines which version gets installed.

Vista's idea of a "repair install" is to install it again and there is no repair option as such. The Startup Repair isn't worth the paper it's written on - promises the earth and delivers absolutely nothing.
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