Did you actually read the original post yourself?
Without details of the original posters licensing situation we cannot
clarify the situation to the benefit of the original poster. However, I have
to raise issue with your comments regardless...
5 licenses are not required, I personaly have purchased a single Vista
license on an exisitng open license authorisation number, in this case the
eopen website provided a Windows Vista key and a Windows XP volume key for
my use for a single licensed copy of vista.
Retail copies of vista are not available yet (Apart from MSDN etc),
therefore I was assuming that the original poster was a volume business
The original poster simply asked if a vista licence could be used to install
a copy of XP. If an XP key is provided with the vista licence then the
answer is yes.
How oem licences work with regards to downgrade rights I am not sure.
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>Rick Traynor wrote:
> If you purchase a volume licence copy of vista, then you receive
> downgrade rights.
I doubt that the OP is ready to purchase 5 licenses (minimum required for a
Volume License purchase) to get 1 version of XP installed.
> He said a vista "licence" not key :-)
Purchasing a "license" without a "Key" is only optional if you are adding a
license to a Volume License purchase.
Try to read the post thoroughly before replying.
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> You cannot use a Product Key for a version of Windows to install a
> different version of Windows.
> Sorry if you this is not what you want to hear, but Dell Sales is
> david wrote:
>> But Dell sales said it should be ok. That's why I want to find the
>> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>>> No, you will have to use the XP product key.
>>> Ronnie Vernon
>>> Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows Shell/User
>>> "david" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>> Can I install the window xp pro with vista license? I can't find
>>>> the information in microsoft website.