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hey guys im building a new rig and i have vista ultimate on disk can i install it on my new rig and use the same code or do i need a new code?
 

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If it's a retail version of Ultimate you can, it it's an OEM it's limited to the first motherboard you install it on and you'll need to buy a new one - whitch if so it would just be better to download and use Windows 7 beta until the final release comes.
 

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Is your key OEM or retail? If its a copy that came with a prebuilt computer then its probably OEM. If its a copy you bought in store then probably retail.

If it is a retail copy then you are allowed to install on another machine.

OEM keys are tied to the MB.
 

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Damn its OEM!

i could just get win 7 64bit beta but how long will it last and also i will need to get a 2nd hdd to back up all my files!
 

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If it's a retail version of Ultimate you can, it it's an OEM it's limited to the first motherboard you install it on and you'll need to buy a new one - whitch if so it would just be better to download and use Windows 7 beta until the final release comes.

Yup, but if you bought Vista and only had the 32 bit disk then it is most likely OEM.
 

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cool looks like al get win 7 64bit and go 4gb ram!

no all i need is a 2nd HDD aswell! dont want to lose all my stuff when august comes!
 
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