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Old 05-19-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default Can a serial number for Windows Vista be used twice?

I bought a dell computer that came with Vista booted up on it, aswell as the installation disc just in case I need to reformat my computer - which I ended up doing a while back. Anyways, my buddy is building up a computer and needs an OS for it - if I popped in that installation CD in his computer an booted it up using the serial number provided - would that work? Or would there be any chance of screwing my registered Vista over or something like that?
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You can only use a key once. Tell him to buy a legitimate copy.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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It won't work. Tell him to download Windows 7, comes with a free license key for a year or so.
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I have tried it and no,it doesnt work.
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You can only use a key once. Tell him to buy a legitimate copy.
if it can only work once... how are you supposed to use the key again after reformatting
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It's against the Microsoft EULA (End User License Terms) to install your copy of Vista on another computer unless you completely uninstall it from the original computer.
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It's against the Microsoft EULA (End User License Terms) to install your copy of Vista on another computer unless you completely uninstall it from the original computer.
how will they find out...?
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how will they find out...?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Genuine_Advantage
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i wasnt planning on doing this... i was just wondering lol
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i wasnt planning on doing this... i was just wondering lol
Yeah, that's what they all say.
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