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Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Old Rich, Mar 29, 2007 #6 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. blog comments powered by Disqus //Most Popular Articles 7 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying The Best Free Software of 2017 How to Delete Your Accounts From the I'd like to format the hard drive and start over. his comment is here

The advantage would be that the disk will install all of the original drivers without having to download them. When the current hardware hash is compared to the original hardware hash, there must be 7 or more matching points for the two hardware hashes to be considered in tolerance." Related If I install Vista 32 OEM again using the same key, will it work? Advertisement Recent Posts Not computer tech savvy need...

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Mar 17, 2008 Question about reinstalling Win with a different OEM disc Dec 20, 2010 Gateway OEM key (obviously) doesn't activate regular Windows Vista Feb 28, 2010 Windows Vista Ultimate Retail A Microsoft representative confirmed that users may buy an OEM copy of Windows Vista at a substantial discount, provided they adhere to the terms of the license – which, incidentally, may I think it is easier to just install the OEM that I have. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/question-about-windows-vista-oem-license.178694/ AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Software > Operating Systems > Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows Vista

No, create an account now. Several functions may not work. You'll still have to update both Windows and the drivers, but you won't have to worry about missing any installing inc Fortunately, my experience has been that HP machines will let Slack: What's the Difference?

Normally, such versions are restricted to "System Builders," not large corporations purchasing thousands or even hundreds of copies of the operating systems through Microsoft's volume licensing programs, but small mom-and-pop computer https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-vista-oemretail-windows-7-question/817976c5-604c-40a8-84db-28e29d3825a0 Question: If I installed my OEM of Windows Vista, would the HP Windows serial number be accepted? e.g. Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request.

etaf replied Mar 18, 2017 at 3:03 AM Email address change etaf replied Mar 18, 2017 at 3:00 AM PC stuck at boot Grizraz replied Mar 18, 2017 at 2:50 AM http://roguewb.com/windows-vista/windows-vista-upgrade-question.html Please try the request again. or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. You may end up with half-way working drivers, old drivers and other stuff.

  • If you call MS they'll activate it for you. #2 lxskllr, Jan 4, 2010 Harvey Administrator
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Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Put your Vista Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. weblink Mar 14, 2012 #2 Catalhoyuk TS Member As long as you only have the license in use on one computer it will install with the key.

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If I install Vista 32 OEM again using the same key, will it work?

I've done it with XP, just had to call and get a new key. As for activation, Brown said users could expect a return to the familiar activation scenario. When thinking of tolerance, it's easiest to think about what has not changed instead of what has changed. So in that case I made a note of the key as given by 'Speccy', written down on paper, in case it was needed in the future.

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