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

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Anurag Mathur

#1
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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Nonny

#2
On Mon, 5 May 2008 23:00:47 +0530, "Anurag Mathur"
<[email protected]> 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 \(MS-MVP\)

#3
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" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> 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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#4
Re: Can I install Windows Vista on another computer after decommisioning the one on w

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: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/84488-activate-vista-phone.html

Best wishes,
 

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