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Can I Install Vista Even If It Is Already Installed


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#1 phoenix_124

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 04:56 PM

Hi,
I have Window Vista Home Premium (got from HP Express Upgrade) and did an upgrade from XP SP2 to Vista Home Premium. I have also found out that my performance is pretty bad, little bit lag in games. So I was hoping to do a clean install. So can I do a clean install even if I already activated my vista home premium when upgrading?
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:33 PM

You can, but you'll have to re-activate your copy of Vista over the phone with MS.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:17 PM

Can you tell me how to reactivate it by email.
Why do we need to reactivate?
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:12 PM

Hi,
Just to give addictional information,
I am going to reinstall it on the same computer so does that mean I still have to reactivate my product key?
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:36 PM

When you re-install Vista, you will be prompted again to enter your product key and you will need to activate it just like you did the first time.

You shouldn't have a problem, since all of the hardware is the same for that key, but if you do, then you should try to activate by phone.


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