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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to jrizzz Register or log in to remove zpwslayer November 19, 2012 7:06:13 PM Format the drive and install a fresh copy of windows. | Report abuse Reply to zpwslayer Best solution ram1009 November 19, 2012 7:09:29 PM 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. | Report abuse Reply to ram1009 jrizzz December 5, 2012 4:28:41 PM Best answer selected by jrizzz. | Report abuse Reply to jrizzz Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>New Build with a used hard drive with Vista installed> Related ressources: ForumWhat if i used a wiped hard drive in a new PC build ? ForumNew ssd hard drive , install win 7. use old hard drive with vista as 2 ForumVista install not recognizing RAID drive on all new build . ForumProblem installing Windows 7 hard drive in Vista machine ForumConfused noob with core i7 build and hard drive problems with Vista ForumNew hard drive not detected by Vista ForumOEM Vista , New Hard Drive , Can I? ForumInstalled new hard drive and vista now wifi doesnt work ForumCan I use my old hard drive on a new build ? ForumI cannot get my external hard drive fully installed on vista ForumDual boot my old computer's hard drive (win2000) in new Vista machine? ForumCloned hard drive for new build and received BSOD ForumWhat would happen if i installed an xp hard drive on a vista based mot ForumVista won't install on SATA hard drive . ForumReinstall Vista OEM on New Hard Drive ForumError installing Windows Vista onto new hard drive ForumWhen i build my new PC, im re-using current Hard Drive ? what do i do? ForumHow do i install xp on a hard drive when vista is alleady installed on the other ForumPCI compatibility question ForumNew system ran great, then lost video More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !