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
    Bob F, Jan 2, 2013
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  2. Bob F

    Bill Leary Guest

    "Bob F" wrote in message news:kc1v8d$b3d$...
    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

    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
  4. Bob F

    Bob F Guest

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

    Bob F Guest


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

    Bob F Guest

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