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Swapping XP & Vista Around on Computers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by bamwifey, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. bamwifey

    bamwifey Thread Starter

    Sep 29, 2008
    I have a PC running XP, and I've just got a new laptop with Vista installed. Since I use the PC more often, and I realise you can't simply install Vista on both if you have only one Vista disc, is it possible to swap the OSs around? And if so, how?
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    NO, they are licensed to run on the hardware that they came with.
  3. ChuckE


    Aug 30, 2004
    Having just one Vista disk (I assume you mean a CD or a DVD) is not the problem. That one disk can be used multiple, even thousands of, times. It is identical of the tens of thousands of other disks out there. The problem is the product key, which is only to be used on one PC at a time.
  4. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    The laptop version of Vista will be OEM, wheich means it cannot transfer to any other PC, it dies with the laptop
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