Dang i just remembered that i loaned the disc out for someone to reinstall vista with so the key i have is useless. And i moved away from the person and don't have his #... So i guess that option is out... Bit thanks to those who looked at it .
So can a Moderator or watchyamicall it delete this post??
So i installed my version (With my disc) over their original version of Vista, so the code that's on back the laptop (For the original OS) should work as long as i install the correct version on my new build, right??
If so then where can i get the right version...??? Can i download it from Microsoft? Or call them?
If i remember right Windows was corrupted and wouldn't allow for repair or startup. I had to format the drive, THEN do a fresh install. But i just looked at my disk and its a reinstall disc. So would a reinstall disk work on a formatted drive?
Will a Vista Business Reinstall Disk install on a clean drive? I found one on eBay...
But yes I did a fresh install. That i know for a fact
It just came back to me how I did it . What i did was (Since it rejected the Vista repair and reinstalation disk) i formated the drive, installed linux on top (Edit- I didn't install linux i just used the disk to format the drive), then installed vista over Linux. So far he hasn't had any problems, so im assuming it just authorized its self (Since it was vista business and he had home premium i couldn't use the thing on the back), but it was on a dell computer...
are talking about using Dell software on another unit that's not Dell.?
because if we're talking about a Dell unit I'll explain something to you and you can stop worrying about activation of windows.
if a non-Dell unit then I can't help you.
the OP has about 10 threads all about similar things.
i already stated to him that he could have combined mostly all of them.
i must have gotten confused when answering them, i've replied on three different ones.
Haha my fault guys... I didn't mean to post so many threads. This one was supposed to be in another, and there was two case questions that i meant to have in one thread. Thanks for all your answers (Even the ones that were sorta confused on which thread was what!
I meant to put the Reinstall on a clean disk of my new build...