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Dell OEM Disc install on home build?

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November 18, 2010 8:57:23 PM

I hate vista... With a passion :lol: . But I've happened onto a Dell OEM disc and was wondering if it would install on a home build? It would save me the money until i could afford 7... :) 

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November 18, 2010 9:01:39 PM

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 :p .

So can a Moderator or watchyamicall it delete this post?? :p 
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November 18, 2010 10:32:14 PM

FYI
you can install dell oem windows on any unit, you would be a key to activate because some win7 dell units activate from a BIOS patch that dell implements.
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November 20, 2010 12:09:06 AM

I Found their number!

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?
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November 20, 2010 10:43:05 AM

did you upgrade or perform fresh install.?
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November 20, 2010 3:40:42 PM

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 :lol: 
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November 20, 2010 3:54:25 PM

yes.
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November 20, 2010 3:58:39 PM

verbalizer said:
yes.


:lol:  So a Dell Reinstalation disk will install on a clean drive, like my new build? Just making sure haha.

Edit: Its also talking about the COA, will I have to have that? Since my new build won't have one... :lol: 
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November 20, 2010 4:03:50 PM

yes.
but on the dell unit if needed than don't worry about it.
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November 20, 2010 4:13:43 PM

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... :) 
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November 20, 2010 4:14:49 PM

My budget is really quite tight, so i want to make sure... :) 
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November 20, 2010 6:50:09 PM

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.
which one.?
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November 20, 2010 7:35:03 PM

Dell OEM installations will only activate on Dell-based motherboards. Same goes for their product keys.
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November 20, 2010 7:41:48 PM

i know that...
but if you want to know where I'm going, I was going to refer to the BIOS activation process.
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November 20, 2010 7:44:09 PM

That was directed at the OP, as from the wording of his post, he is attempting to build a new computer (non-Dell) and use a Dell-based OEM disc.
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November 20, 2010 7:48:04 PM

honestly zo..
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.
my bad.
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November 20, 2010 10:43:56 PM

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...
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November 20, 2010 10:49:54 PM

So it won't work, dang i knew that was too easy. mmmmm any sugestions besides spending 100 bucks on a new copy? :lol: 

To do the windows 7 upgrade does the previous installation have to be authorized?
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November 20, 2010 10:58:23 PM

no, not if your going to keep them..
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November 20, 2010 11:19:37 PM

Can i keep reinstalling vista??? :p  untill i can afford to pay for 7?
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November 20, 2010 11:22:29 PM

use it until you can't activate it anymore...;)
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November 20, 2010 11:24:00 PM

verbalizer said:
use it until you can't activate it anymore...;)


?? :lol: 
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November 23, 2010 11:54:32 PM

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