REG key

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dominique, May 1, 2013.

  1. Dominique

    Dominique Guest

    Is it possible to use an OEM COA key (Home Premium) with a retail disk of
    Vista Home Premium.

    I have a problematic ACER PC but I don't have the restoration disks and a
    previous owner has deleted the restoration partition.

    TIA
     
    Dominique, May 1, 2013
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  2. No. Contact Acer and get the disks.
     
    David H. Lipman, May 1, 2013
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  3. Dominique

    Dominique Guest

    Err... Yes, I had to make a phone call to an automated system but it
    worked.

    Thanks anyway.
     
    Dominique, May 1, 2013
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  4. If you had to make a phone call, it didn't work. It only was vehicle for
    instllation and you had to properly register it or it was a piracy issue.

    If you opbtained the disks from Acer no phone call would have been
    neccessary.
     
    David H. Lipman, May 1, 2013
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  5. Dominique

    Dominique Guest

    Since the computer is working and activated, I consider it did work.

    It's cheaper and less time consuming to make a free phone call to MS than
    having to deal with the Acer lousy support.

    I wanted to install Vista Home Premium on a PC that originally came with
    Vista Home Premium using the original COA key, I don't see piracy there.

    The computer is now activated and ligit so I say the answer to my
    original question is "Yes, but you might need to make a phone call".

    If there was a piracy issue, they wouldn't activate it.

    By the way I didn't "register" it, only activated.
     
    Dominique, May 1, 2013
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  6. I'm sorry for my misinterpretation of the situation at hand.
     
    David H. Lipman, May 1, 2013
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