installing vista copy with original licence

  dcalvert76 19:44 22 Aug 2008

bought new pc with pre installed vista H P E, did not receive Vista disc, now Pc running slow and want to reinstall vista. Can i use a relatives copy with MY original licence key, cannot get anywhere with seller due to it being over 12 months when bought, don't agree to buying new disc as you only really pay for the licence which i have got. Please Help Thanks.

  RFB 20:48 22 Aug 2008

Relative`s copy will not work.
Perhaps some help?...
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  ventanas 22:05 22 Aug 2008

There must be some way of reinstalling Windows. Are the files not on a separate partition? What make is the PC? There is often a key combination at startup that will put the sequence in motion.

  kjrider 09:11 23 Aug 2008

If you have your original COA it should all work fine. It worked OK with mine and authenticated OK.


  dcalvert76 11:53 23 Aug 2008

not sure how to get partition info, the make is a zoostorm, dont know any key sequences, is the COA the sticker on side of computer.

  dcalvert76 13:10 23 Aug 2008

Also the computer finds a cd drive which isnt visable at thr front, when i click on it it asks to put in a cd, not sure what thats about

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