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Bob F
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      01-02-2013
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?


 
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      01-03-2013
"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

 
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      01-03-2013
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.


 
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      01-15-2013
KEVIN JOHN PANZKE wrote:
> REFORMAT YOUR COMPUTERS AND INSTALL OPEN SOURCE LINUX UBUNTU! JUST
> FYI! THREAD CLOSED!


You're an IDIOT. Thread Closed!


 
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      01-15-2013
KEVIN JOHN PANZKE wrote:

OK, You're and idiot moron ASSHOLE.


 
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      01-15-2013
Thread Closed - Plonk!


 
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