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So here's the deal:

I just ordered a full retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium; the RC was great and I had no plans of going back to Vista.
My full retail version of Vista Ultimate is pretty much useless. I have to activate via phone (ie India) every time, since I blew through a few mobos a while back.

I'm not going to use it and I can't sell it...sooo any bright ideas? Short of destroying it / using as a coaster / leveling a chair...I'm fresh out
 

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another family machine? best i can think of.
 

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another family machine?

Nah, I'm pretty much banning this OS forever. Anything I have (or family) will be XP or Win 7.
 

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I would take it (Read: shiny)
 

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I would take it (Read: shiny)
Huh?
 

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I would definately save the DVD, Someday you might be able to help a friend that bought a pre-built system with no install media fix his Vista install.
 

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a freebie would work great then
not that i need it, i have my copy
 

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Sell it
Can I even do that? I mean the last time I installed it I had to activate via phone...
 

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Huh?

Actually because I found someone selling win 7 upgrades for $50 in craigslist.
 

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I would just keep it. I still have my CD for Windows ME and we all know how that one turned out. Also still have my 95 and 98SE as well. Never know when you may need it or if you'll need it.
 

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Probably not if it needs to be activated over the phone

Yea...my thinking on that one


Kind of BS that I could give it away though, end result is someone else is still using it that technically shouldn't be...(then again the legality of either is questionable no?)
 

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Yea...my thinking on that one


Kind of BS that I could give it away though, end result is someone else is still using it that technically shouldn't be right?
That's a really fuzzy line that I'm not quite sure about. If it were free, there shouldn't be a problem
 

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Can I even do that? I mean the last time I installed it I had to activate via phone...
You bought it, you can do whatever you want.
 

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You bought it, you can do whatever you want.


Well yea, but is it legal to do so? I think selling the disc is, but the key isn't (which doesn't matter since it's borked), even still whats that even worth?


Ninja Edit: @justarealguy

yep it's retail
 
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