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My Dell laptop that I use for school came with Vista installed, but since the laptop had horrible specs, Vista couldn't run well, so I wiped it and installed XP.
I just built a new computer two days ago, but I won't be able to buy Vista until a month or two from now. So I'm wondering... Since I'm not using the copy of Vista that came with my Dell, would I be able to use that CD key?
I already have two Vista disks. One 32 bit and one 64 bit.

So let's say I wanted to use 64 bit.. could I pop in the 64bit disk and install Vista using the unused Dell CD key? Or would it show up as invalid?

Thanks.
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It will let you install it and run it for 30 days untill you get the new copy but it won't be able to be activated and therefore technically not legal. OS's that come pre-installed are OEM versions which can only be installed to one computer. If it was a retail version you could do it but not the OEM.
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Ahh. Yeah, you're right. It says OEM on the sticker. Darn.
Well, thanks for the help. +REP
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