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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.

    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

    Thanks anyway.
    Dominique, May 1, 2013
  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
    David H. Lipman, May 1, 2013
  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
  6. I'm sorry for my misinterpretation of the situation at hand.
    David H. Lipman, May 1, 2013
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