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i have an OEM version of vista home premium laying around im trying to sell. I had it previously installed on a desktop of mine that i sold adn im pretty sure the new owner uninstalled it for XP. Can this oEm vista disk be used again? or is it now useless?
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post #2 of 10
as far as i am aware you can use it again, i would say try it, as long as no one else is using it then it will work fine afaik

worst that will happen is it wont work or you will get windows not genuine error
    
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well im trying to sell it because i dont have a computer, i dont want someone to pick it up and it not work for them...
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post #4 of 10
We can try to sell it but you can't sale it here till you have 35 reps.
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post #5 of 10
It is only good for that computer. You can change everything but the motherboard.
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post #6 of 10
You can only use the key once.
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post #7 of 10
As long as the OEM vista wasnt activated, it should be fine I think

EDIT: Marin - Can you confirm my statement and say if its wrong or right please - i noticed just after I posted that you posted before me lol
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Danbeme32 View Post
We can try to sell it but you can't sale it here till you have 35 reps.
...its actually already posted in the sale section. ive been around since before that rule was put into place.
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post #9 of 10
If you want to sell an OEM copy of Windows you'll have to include the motherboard it was installed on with the sale. Otherwise whoever buys it off you will have an invalid lisence when they try to insall it on a system with a different motherboard.
Edited by t4ct1c47 - 6/1/08 at 4:14pm
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
If you want to sell an OEM copy of Windows you'll have to include the motherboard it was installed on with the sale. Otherwise whoever buys it off you will have an invalid lisence when they try to insall it on a system with a different motherboard.
I think that you can contact MS to re-validate the key in the event of a motherboard change.
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