RE: Second Installation?
Strictly speaking, if it is an OEM copy, it is tied to the fried one!
If it is a Retail copy, you can install it on as many computers as you like,
as long as it is installed on only one at a time.
When you try to activate it, take the phone option, and hang on until a REAL
person answers you.
Just say that your Hard Drive, and/or Graphics card fried; you replaced one
or the other, and you need to reactivate.
Best of luck.
> I had a long explanation written by the forum froze, so I'll try this again.
> Long story made short, I bought Vista Premium and installed it on my
> computer. Two days later, the entire system fried and is toast. I have no
> idea if Vista had anything to do with that or not.
> So, I bought a new computer that had Home Basic on it, and re-installed my
> Premium. Now, it's saying that I need a new activation code because it's
> already been installed (on a computer that is now fried days later).
> Is there a way to activate this without buying another copy? It seems like
> in a situation like this, I should be able to transfer the copy. I
> understand the license and only being able to use it on one computer, but
> this seems to be an exception to the rule. Can someone point me the right
> direction please?