Solved New Build with a used hard drive with Vista installed Tags: Homebuilt Windows Vista Hard Drives New Build Systems Last response: December 5, 2012 4:28 PM in Systems Share jrizzz November 19, 2012 5:46:30 PM Was wondering if i could build a system with a used hard drive that already has windows vista installed on it. I really dont wanna pay 100 bucks for windows 7. More about : build hard drive vista installed zpwslayer November 19, 2012 7:06:13 PM Format the drive and install a fresh copy of windows. Best solution ram1009 November 19, 2012 7:09:29 PM Share jrizzz said:Was wondering if i could build a system with a used hard drive that already has windows vista installed on it. I really dont wanna pay 100 bucks for windows 7. If your new build includes a new MB and your copy of Vista is an OEM version (likely) then you must buy a new OS. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jrizzz December 5, 2012 4:28:41 PM Best answer selected by jrizzz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What if i used a wiped hard drive in a new PC build ? Forum New ssd hard drive , install win 7. use old hard drive with vista as 2 Forum Vista install not recognizing RAID drive on all new build . Forum Problem installing Windows 7 hard drive in Vista machine Forum Confused noob with core i7 build and hard drive problems with Vista Forum New hard drive not detected by Vista Forum OEM Vista , New Hard Drive , Can I? Forum Installed new hard drive and vista now wifi doesnt work Forum Can I use my old hard drive on a new build ? Forum I cannot get my external hard drive fully installed on vista Forum Dual boot my old computer's hard drive (win2000) in new Vista machine? Forum Cloned hard drive for new build and received BSOD Forum What would happen if i installed an xp hard drive on a vista based mot Forum Vista won't install on SATA hard drive . Forum Reinstall Vista OEM on New Hard Drive Forum Error installing Windows Vista onto new hard drive Forum When i build my new PC, im re-using current Hard Drive ? what do i do? Forum How do i install xp on a hard drive when vista is alleady installed on the other Forum PCI compatibility question Forum New system ran great, then lost video Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !