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#1 Roderunner

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:29 AM

I was told it was possible to install Vista Home Premium from any DVD, without entering the product key. When done I could open computer properties, click option to change product key and use the one on the COA sticker on my laptop. Original Windows was Vista Home Premium.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:27 AM

I guess that I have to ask...why not just enter the appropriate key...when doing the install?

The key is tied to the install on that system...it's not tied to media.

As to "any", I would say that's incorrect, since many users may not really have a genuine MS Vista DVD, but rather have restore/recovery DVDs. Such do not equate to MS Genuine Vista DVDs.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:11 PM

I guess that I have to ask...why not just enter the appropriate key...when doing the install?

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I tried to use laptop COA key during install but would not be accepted, so it was left blank. The key for the dvd I used is on another laptop.

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