Using Vista Home Premium Upgrade to "upgrade" OEM version

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bob F, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Bob F

    Bob F Guest

    Working on my friends PC. Hew laptop was dying, so I backed it up and restored
    the disk into a desktop replacement. I have a copy of Vista Home premium which I
    would like to use to activate the OS in this new machine, so that the PC will
    lose nothing from the previous laptop operation. I got everything working fine
    after the transfer from the laptop. Now, I need to replace the activation code
    (and OS?) to make it legal. Can anyone suggest the best sequence to accomplish
    this?
    Bob F, Jan 2, 2013
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  2. Bob F

    Bill Leary Guest

    "Bob F" wrote in message news:kc1v8d$b3d$...
    > Working on my friends PC. Hew laptop was dying, so I backed it up and
    > restored the disk into a desktop replacement. I have a copy of Vista
    > Home premium which I would like to use to activate the OS in this new
    > machine, so that the PC will lose nothing from the previous laptop
    > operation. I got everything working fine after the transfer from the
    > laptop.
    > Now, I need to replace the activation code (and OS?) to make it legal. Can
    > anyone suggest the best sequence to accomplish this?


    If you're trying to do what I think you're trying to do...

    Computer -> System -> Change Product Key (lower right corner).

    - Bill
    Bill Leary, Jan 3, 2013
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  3. Bob F

    Bob F Guest

    Bill Leary wrote:
    > "Bob F" wrote in message news:kc1v8d$b3d$...
    >> Working on my friends PC. Hew laptop was dying, so I backed it up and
    >> restored the disk into a desktop replacement. I have a copy of Vista
    >> Home premium which I would like to use to activate the OS in this new
    >> machine, so that the PC will lose nothing from the previous laptop
    >> operation. I got everything working fine after the transfer from the
    >> laptop.
    >> Now, I need to replace the activation code (and OS?) to make it
    >> legal. Can anyone suggest the best sequence to accomplish this?

    >
    > If you're trying to do what I think you're trying to do...
    >
    > Computer -> System -> Change Product Key (lower right corner).
    >
    > - Bill


    I worried that I'd have to actually load the Retail program, but was happily
    surprised that just changing the key did the job and activated OK. Thanks.
    Bob F, Jan 3, 2013
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  4. Bob F

    Bob F Guest

    KEVIN JOHN PANZKE wrote:
    > REFORMAT YOUR COMPUTERS AND INSTALL OPEN SOURCE LINUX UBUNTU! JUST
    > FYI! THREAD CLOSED!


    You're an IDIOT. Thread Closed!
    Bob F, Jan 15, 2013
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  5. Bob F

    Bob F Guest

    KEVIN JOHN PANZKE wrote:

    OK, You're and idiot moron ASSHOLE.
    Bob F, Jan 15, 2013
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  6. Bob F

    Bob F Guest

    Thread Closed - Plonk!
    Bob F, Jan 15, 2013
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