Jump to content

Vista activation

Recommended Posts

I own a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium which was installed on my present computer.

I subsequently installed Windows 7 RC and most recently the commercial Windows 7 Professional.

I built a rig for my son. On attempted installation of Windows Vista it states the activation code has already been utilized.

Since this copy of Vista is not installed on any other machine is there a way to allow activation on this new computer?


Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you bought the copy of Vista as a standalone full version (not OEM or pre-installed) than you should be able to activate it if you contact Microsoft. Normally, with a full version, contact details are on-screen with the message about prior activation.

If the O/S was OEM or pre-installed on the machine then it is tied to that original computer and you cannot legally swap it over.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy