Now to get down to business, i've been trying to sell my homebuilt computer on ebay without an OS (i have been useing win 7 beta) and it hasn't been selling. So i'm gonna throw a new OS on it and see if it helps selling it, heres the problem. I have a HP touchsmart TX2 that died because i spilled vodka on it one night and fried the whole computer, sent it in and they told me thats whats wrong. (i didnt know thats what happened when i sent it in) So can i use the VISTA 64bit CD key and install Vista 64 on my computer im trying to sell? If so how do i go about doing that? Torrent the vista ISO and use that CD key? Call microsoft and have them send me a CD?
Also, can i use that cd key to upgrade to win 7? or do i need a receipt?
I'm guessing your talking about the OS that came with the HP touchsmart? In that case that's an OEM disk and no you can't license that OS with any other hardware.
Lots of questions come up in my mind with this post
1. Why are you trying to sell your computer on ebay?
2. What are the specs of said computer?
3. Why don't you just put linux on it?
4. Why not just leave Win7 RC on it?
5. You don't have the Vista DVD for the OS for the HP touchsmart? Why?
6. The disk is probably an HP restore disk anyway... (not a question I know).
7. And you would know if you could upgrade to windows 7 using your Vista key if you had a coupon or rebate thing or something like that, that came with your laptop, we won't be able to answer that question for you.
1. I need money for college
(hope that works for you)
3. I dont know much about linux and its not that great of a selling point for the average ebay person.
4. I wanted to wipe the HDD so all personal information is off of it and i guess i can put it back on it.
5. Touchsmarts dont come with DVD's they just have a partition with the software on it.
6. Doesn't come with any disks, you have to make your own restore disks now.
7. I don't know anything about upgrading to Win 7, thats why i asked.
it doesnt matter how little you say you've used it, people dont want to buy used perosnal computers unless they save a significant sum. you could easily have OCd this thing within an inch of its life (the watercooling tells them you may well have done) and it could break down within a month.
Because it is. Like cars, computers don't hold their value very well after being used. I haven't seen anyone else say "Everyone else here is a moron, you're asking the right price for that computer" yet, so why haven't you taken the hint?
Do you guys really think its that over priced? Can i do anything to make it a better value? The case itself i paid $300 for.
When selling a complete PC, almost nobody cares about the case, for instance if you were building a PC with the sole intention to resell it then you would only buy something like a $50 case. Anyone who knows enough about cases will probably build their own PC.