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i just built a PC for my best mate, and he got Vista 32-bit the Student Edition. it basically says its Vista Business, but the student price.

what i wanna know is, we are doing a fresh install OS, looks like this version is an upgrade only? so what can he do? does he need a different version of Vista?

could he perhaps use my Vista CD for the install, but use his own cd-key? problem being my edition is Home Prem 64-bit.
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Using your disc won't work, his key won't work with the full version.

Only option is for him to contact his college for a full version, it should only cost 10-15 dollars for it if hes a student.

You could also install XP then use the vista CD to upgrade it.. but that can cause alot of errors.
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His key wouldn't work with your copy as your copy is a retail version and his key is meant for the upgrade version.

EDIT: Murlocke beat me to it.
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dammit..

cheers fellas. thought that might be the case
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