Originally Posted by celegorm
question tho. How did you get vista with no key? Was it from a torrent? (please not i'm not asking for a link to any torrent or download. Its jsut curious how a legal copy would not come with a key)
it's not illegal to have the disk without a key, microsoft actually gives you a 30 day trial that is fully functional, it just loses functionality after 30 days.
And yes, to be lawful you must buy a key for each computer. You had to do this with xp, and 2000, and 98. And part of the reason their software is so expensive is because so many people pirate it. if you want vista, buy it, if you don't, keep running xp.