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Can I install Windows Vista on another computer after decommisioning the one on which it was installed previously?

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    Anurag Mathur Guest

    Can I install Windows Vista on another computer after decommisioning the one on which it was installed previously?

    Hi Gurus,

    I have an old computer on which I have installed my purchased copy of
    Windows Vista Ultimate edition. It has reached its end-of-life and I am
    about to decommission it.

    I want to purchase a customized desktop and install the same copy of Windows
    Vista Ultimate on it after removing it from the old machine (formatting old
    machine's hard drive). Can I install Windows Vista on another computer after
    decommissioning the one on which it was installed previously? Is this legal?
    Do I need to notify Microsoft about it? How can this be achieved? Do I need
    to re-activate the copy of Windows Vista?

    regards,
    Anurag


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  2. #2


    Nonny Guest

    Re: Can I install Windows Vista on another computer after decommisioning the one on which it was installed previously?

    On Mon, 5 May 2008 23:00:47 +0530, "Anurag Mathur"
    <mathuranurag1982@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Can I install Windows Vista on another computer after
    >decommissioning the one on which it was installed previously? Is this legal?
    Yes, and yes.

    >Do I need to notify Microsoft about it? How can this be achieved? Do I need
    >to re-activate the copy of Windows Vista?
    You will have to activate it again.

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    Cari \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Can I install Windows Vista on another computer after decommisioning the one on which it was installed previously?

    Since you state it's a retail copy, yes you can install it on a second PC
    after decommissioning the older one.

    You will have to activate it again (just like last time)... it may activate
    online, but if it doesn't, use the telephone option and explain that that
    old PC is no longer working. It will only take a few minutes and in most
    cases, is a toll free call.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
    www.coribright.com/windows

    "Anurag Mathur" <mathuranurag1982@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B671C701-FF05-4B6C-82D4-0F396C5DD588@xxxxxx

    > Hi Gurus,
    >
    > I have an old computer on which I have installed my purchased copy of
    > Windows Vista Ultimate edition. It has reached its end-of-life and I am
    > about to decommission it.
    >
    > I want to purchase a customized desktop and install the same copy of
    > Windows Vista Ultimate on it after removing it from the old machine
    > (formatting old machine's hard drive). Can I install Windows Vista on
    > another computer after decommissioning the one on which it was installed
    > previously? Is this legal? Do I need to notify Microsoft about it? How can
    > this be achieved? Do I need to re-activate the copy of Windows Vista?
    >
    > regards,
    > Anurag

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    Re: Can I install Windows Vista on another computer after decommisioning the one on w

    Quote Originally Posted by Anurag Mathur View Post
    Hi Gurus,

    I have an old computer on which I have installed my purchased copy of
    Windows Vista Ultimate edition. It has reached its end-of-life and I am
    about to decommission it.

    I want to purchase a customized desktop and install the same copy of Windows
    Vista Ultimate on it after removing it from the old machine (formatting old
    machine's hard drive). Can I install Windows Vista on another computer after
    decommissioning the one on which it was installed previously? Is this legal?
    Do I need to notify Microsoft about it? How can this be achieved? Do I need
    to re-activate the copy of Windows Vista?

    regards,
    Anurag
    Anurag:

    This tutorial may assist you with reactivating Vista: Activate Vista by Phone

    Best wishes,

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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