Windows Product Key

brocher

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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.
 

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?
 

Dark Atheist

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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
 

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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.
 

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

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

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