If I bought Windows Vista..

By mopar man ยท 5 replies
Jan 29, 2007
  1. Ok, I was wondering if I bought Vista Ultimate, does anyone know for a fact if I could later, after getting a newer computer, install it on the new computer without rebuying it?
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Yes you can. All you have to do, is when the Activation comes up, call them on the phone, give them your installation ID, and tell them your reformatted your computer.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    When you buy Windows XP Professional, with the coupon for an upgrade to VISTA, the copies we have are required to be installed on the same computer on which the Windows XP Pro that came with the original order.

    In other words, you do not end up with two Windows installs for the price of one.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    As long as you don't buy the OEM version but the retail version, you can, legally. Technically the OEM version must stay with the first PC it is installed in.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Perhaps you have not read the wording on the package for those Windows XP Professional with VISTA upgrade coupon.
  6. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,379


    Ok, now I understand. The OEM and Retail versions had me confused. Thanks.
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