Re: Installing vista on new computer but old HDD
ok, that is the answer I needed! as far as a bigger HDD, I'll have 2 others
for storage, but I want to use my old 80gig 10K RPM one for gaming
Thank you in advance!!!!
"Mick Murphy" wrote:
> Ok, you have a full retail version of Ultimate.
> It will have a heart attack because of the Hardware changes!
> Reinstall Vista.
> You can install full retail vista disk as many times as you like, as long as
> it is only installed on one(1) computer at a time.
> Also, you will have to reactivate it; as the key is in use from your old
> When you get that message during activation, take the phone option, and wait
> on for a real person.
> Now that you know it is not going to install properly with that drive(you
> have to reinstall), why not get a larger Hard Drive as well?
> "Kodiak Kid" wrote:
> > it is a bought version...not OEM.
> > "John Barnes" wrote:
> > > Is the version you have on the Dell an OEM or Upgrade version?
> > >
> > > "Kodiak Kid" <KodiakKid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:7020D808-EEF2-4DFF-9806-9B70D52B3002@microsoft.com...
> > > >I am building a new system to get away from Dell. I am using my existing
> > > >HDD
> > > > to do the build. Is Vista gonna flip out b/c of the hardware changes,
> > > > etc?
> > > > will I need to install it from scratch? if so, is it going to work? or
> > > > will
> > > > I have to go buy another copy?
> > >
> > >