need some help legalizing my laptop...

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Altf4willfixit

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ok here is my dilema.. so about 6 months ago my friends sony Vaio T7240 crashed and to fix it he accidentally deleted the recovery partition and installed clean an Illegal version of Vista 32bit premium. And as you all know after awhile microsoft finds out and pretty much pulls the plug not updates slower running the whole shbang, anyways he ended up giving me the laptop and for the time being i put a allready in use copy on just to see if i could find away around some problems. so as it sits its all sorts of messed up i have a legal copy of vista upgrade home basic that was used on another comp that isnt running anymore i wanted to know is it possible to use that upgrade on this laptop i now own if i put like win98 on it then upgraded or is taht copy of vista just trash now because the key is in use? or another option would be i have the Vista home premium OEMact preduct key if i got ahold of a premium install disk is it possible to format the HD and clean install with that key or is there another way to use it i am kinda broke atm so the cheapest way to make my comps OS legal would be best and if someone who can help me maybe has Skype or yahoo messenger so we could kinda chat that would be awesome i am fairly computer literate but this has me stumped and i need a real professionals thoughts.


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KmG
 
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Hi oem's are linked to the machine they are installed on so none of your options are possible either contact microsoft to get things sorted or look at a linux distro which is free
 
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