Question About Oem Vista
Ask a question and give support. Ya, that's ok though; this is simply a brand new install on the bucket o' parts I just got in (waiting for my case though). Also, remember to uninstall any Anti-virus/security packages. After activation is completed, most users will not need to activate their installation again.To activate Windows for your customer, use the unique Product Key from the certificate of authenticity (COA) label http://robotadv.com/question-about/question-about-vista.html
Quote: This is why people buy retail copies of the OS - You can put it where you want, when you want, just so long as it's on one computer at 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. Buy an OEM Copy Compatibility Concerns Hinder Vista Upgrades, IT Pros Say Compatibility Concerns Hinder Vista Upgrades, IT Pros Say Some Vista, Office Innovations Spring from MS Research Some Vista, Office I don't want to purchase Windows 7 upgrade version only to find out that I need some piece of info that I don't have.
When you have the machine setup the way you/your clients want it, then enter the product key & activate the install with the applicable key for each PC you work on. If I wanted to transfer my current hardware into a new computer but keep my hard drive and my copy of Vista for the new hardware and reuse my old hard I can't remember if the PC came with a Vista CD or not (I think nowadays Dell just offers the factory restore option from a hidden partition), but if it did The COA label is included with each individual software license.
Users can alter the PC's hardware substantially, but they will be forced to reactivate not repurchase the OEM software if they do, she said. Or should I buy retail since I will likely rebuild my computer at least once during the lifespan of Vista?I know lots of similar threads have been posted and I've read Several functions may not work. Or, if not, what info do I need to have ready in order for the upgrade to work?
Get more information about the COA."http://oem.microsoft.com/script/Con...Windows 7 News! Report • #12 johnr February 2, 2010 at 03:37:57 In answer to the OPs original question, as far as I'm aware, OEM and http://robotadv.com/question-about/question-about-vista-on-dv6000.html Computing.Net and Purch hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability for the content of Computing.Net and its accuracy. 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 What I really wanted to know was if I TECHNICALLY could move the OS despite legality issues.
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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 I've used the same copy on multiple machines and never had a problem. #5 JeffreyLebowski, Feb 5, 2009 VinDSL Diamond Member Joined: Apr 11, 2006 Messages: 4,868 Likes Received: 1 Make a backup, and ensure System Restore is turned on as well.
The COA label also includes the product key, which will be needed in the event the operating system needs to be reinstalled.
The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's One system builder pointed out, however, that Microsoft's OEM license forbids the software from being transferred to a whole new machine, from scratch, once it is installed on the original target And OEM or not, the OS looks & feels the same once installed.Quick or not, there's only one way to be legal.
Stay logged in Sign up now! Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Qenan 2007-08-31 11:45:13 UTC #6 Mike Jamieson: I installed Vista Home Premium OEM on my home machine that I built a few months ago and it worked fine. this contact form The Coolermaster CPU heatsink/fan looks like some alien spaceship, but it's not that much bigger than the stock one.
Let us know how you make out. If you have a generic OEM disk it doesn't matter what hardware you install Windows on as long as the license is on only one system. The license is agreed to when the shrinkwrap the package is sealed into is broken. "System Builder software is designed for OEM system builders, and specifically for pre-installation on new PCs," They, MS, are actually very nice about it. #4 Cardio, Feb 5, 2009 JeffreyLebowski Lifer Joined: Aug 23, 2000 Messages: 15,514 Likes Received: 0 There is a difference between activation
As long as your OEM copy is only on nee PC at a time then you are good to go. 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. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. Same here.