Well, unfortunately Microsoft says that I must buy a new copy of Vista even
though I bought the other one just two weeks ago. I was discouraged and I
have to say a little angy but then a neighbor told me to try Ubuntu (its
Linux program) I installed it from my neighbor's cdrom last night and it is
WONDERFUL. And its free. I also installed a program called Open Office so
my wife can do her teaching stuff. I am very happy with this workaround for
now as I am not rich and just can't afford to buy another copy of Vista.
"Bruce Chambers" wrote:
> Jim wrote:
> > I installed Vista to my aging computer only to find that performace wasn't up
> > to par as I had too small a hard drive and a relatively slow CPU. So I
> > ordered components form NewEgg to build a faster computer with a dual core
> > CPU. I am trashing the old computer. But I don't think Microsoft will let
> > me install my Vista copy on the the new machine because I have already
> > installed it once even though I will no longer use the old computer
> > (salvaging it). Am I correct in thinking this?
> No, not at all. Only OEM licenses are permanently bound to the first
> computer on which they're installed; retail licenses can be transferred
> from one computer to another, just so long as they're in stalled on only
> one computer at a time.
> > So I used Vista for a week
> > and that money is down the drain and I have to buy a new copy?
> Bruce Chambers
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