Windows Product Key

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    I have a HP 6735s laptop, came with Vista home pre installed. I have now upgraded to Windows 7. My son has a desktop built by myself, so no brand on it. Can I use the serial that was used when installing the vista to my HP laptop as i recovered it using Keyfinder, as i believe that it will come up saying invalid key as it isnt a HP machine. Or do i use the product key that on the sticker on my laptop. Would i need to call microsoft to enable this key?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    you will need an oem version of vista
     
  3. brocher

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    I have a OEM version of vista but am unsure which key to use. The pre-installed key or the one on the sticker on laptop?
     
  4. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    both will work, pre-installed is prob a volume key - one on the lap top will have to be manually activated.

    I would use the one on the laptop
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Not sure if I've understood the above scenario, but your vista (oem) license on your laptop cannot be transferred to the desktop as per the EULA.
     
  6. Dark Atheist

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    and who follows that ;)
     
  7. American Zombie

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    What I would like to know is why you would want your son to suffer with Vista.
     
  8. Dark Atheist

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    kids have to learn too ;) also - sins of the father...... :p
     
  9. brocher

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    I prefer vista to XP. And for the moment prefer 7 to vista
     
  10. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    I second both of these statements.