hmmm on the other hand I think all dvd's are the same in the boxes...(if we
are talking about 32 bit)
and only the product key is different according to your liscence,
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"Tiberius" <James@tiberius.kirk> wrote in message
> well what is important is the product key...
> Are you sure that he did not install it on another computer? because then
> that creates a big problem,
> I dont want to alarm you... but you must know that vista is allowed to be
> installed on only one pc
> at a time... if he has it installed on another pc, you might have a
> problem activating it...
> If the disk can be read, then just make a copy of it and use the copy of
> the dvd to install...
> as I said the media is not that important.. what is important is the
> product key.
> Microsoft can give you a replacment dvd, I think you pay only for the
> or you can use any other disk a friend might have... if it is the same
> type of vista as you have,
> but in that case you will use YOUR product key.
> I am telling you all I know... and hope it helps
> "sollys" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Thank you for answering..
>> well there's another thing, I bought it non-used by a guy who won it in a
>> It's all strange that ms would sell crappy boxes. I can also see by info
>> these webpages that it's missing the plastic holding the box together by
>> red tape.
>> seems like it's been "tampered" with...
>> Any good ideas of what to do??