Vista Upgrade

  larry48 18:11 22 Mar 2007
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In early Jan 07 I bought a new PC (from PC World) pre-installed with XP + "Free" Vista Premium Upgrade. Sent for the disc, got a confirmation and the promptly forgot about it.Inside of a month this PC "died", so took it back to PC World, who immediately offered me a replacement (well done PCW !). However this new model has Vista Premium pre-installed.Got an email today to say my upgrade disc has been dispatched.Obviously it's of no use to me, but can it be (legally) used elsewhere?

  Totally-braindead 20:18 22 Mar 2007

The proper answer would be no as the computer it was meant for has in fact died.

However having said that I do find myself wondering if it would work as an upgrade on another PC that had XP installed as after all its never been registered.

I suppose it depends on whether it would somehow insist on being tied to the XP serial number it was meant to be used on. I cannot see how they could do that.

You'd definatly be breaking the licence agreement but would it actually work? I wonder....

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