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#1 zstrong


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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:23 PM

So yeah, heres my story. I bought a brand new desktop from best buy about a month ago with vista home premium. My question is whether or not i can use the operating system disc to upgrade my brothers laptop (with XP pro) to Vista Home premium.Can i use the disc to upgrade other systems? Or will it only work with my computer? :huh:

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#2 groovicus


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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

If your laptop is something like a Dell or an HP or other name brand, the recovery disk will only work on a computer with identical hardware. They are branded to the model that they came with. Using a disk on multiple computers without multiple licenses is also illegal.

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