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Log in or Sign up. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! Activating Windows 10 from Vista product key. Aug 6, Messages: I have a laptop which came with Vista 5 years ago.
Can I use my Vista product key to activate the Windows 10 i just downloaded from microsoft? Dogmai , Aug 13, Jan 24, Messages: It's not clear if you are wanting to do an upgrade with the Free Microsoft windows 10 offering on a computer already running Windows Vista, or if you want to just install Windows 10 on an empty computer using the Vista Product key, but either way, NO.
Those computers with a valid activated copy of 7 or 8. Byteman , Aug 13, Jan 14, Messages: And in addition to the extremely comprehensive post by my colleague I thought you already knew the answer from your earlier topic when one of the replies posted was. Macboatmaster , Aug 13, This question has nothing to do with any previous questions, as the laptop came legally with Vista and I downloaded Windows 10 LEGALLY from the microsoft website, which makes my other questions irrelevant to this subject doesn't it.
Byteman answered my question beautifully thank you. I didn't need you to remind me that I got punished without even a warning that I was doing something I didn't even know was wrong. And I still have an infraction and 2 points, about which I am not happy. Dogmai , Aug 14, Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Similar Threads - Activating Windows Vista. Activating Windows 10 Kinsmir , Sep 11, , in forum: Windows 10 slow start up iant75 , Oct 21, at 5: DaveA Oct 21, at Windows 10 Clean Install j.
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How to Activate Windows Vista Without a Product Key
DELL pre-activates all its versions of Windows with an identical serial and places the license key on the outside of your case. Note If Windows Vista was preinstalled by an original equipment manufacturer OEM , the product key appears on a sticker on the case of the computer. Monday, September 22, I'm just wondering since i heard that upgrading from vista to windows 7 will deactivate the OEM key for vista. You can always call Microsoft to get free help with activation, if it does not work automatically. Sign in to vote.
How to activate Windows Vista
Another popular tool is Produkey, which is also free. Retail Windows OS version: Upgrade media will not allow a clean install. Saga Lout Jan 13, , 1: Note It may take several seconds for Windows Vista to retrieve your computer activation status. He didnt have any of the original discs or box. Its a full price version that comes packaged in a retail box with a retail product key.
Can i reinstall windows vista using product key on sticker ?
So is it possible to activate the copy of windows with the key obtained in this way? If you want it, buy it. That's why there's a different key on the sticker, which is for you if you need to reinstall. To regain full use of Windows Vista, you must activate it. I didn't need you to remind me that I got punished without even a warning that I was doing something I didn't even know was wrong. Depends on which version of win7 you purchase -- If you buy the upgrade version then the old VISTA key would no longer be useable since that key would have combined with the upgrade key to create a legitimate install of windows 7 - Though it might be possible by calling activation support and telling them you want to go back to using VISTA and no longer use the upgraded license but not sure. In order to continue using all the features in Windows Vista, activation is required. I lost my windows vista product key, please send again. Does the retail version require the OEM product key or would it work as long as it has the product key it came with in the retail version?