Re: New computer except the hard drive
"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I recently purchased all new hardware except the hard drive and I want to
> install my copy of Vista onto the new hardware. I know I will have to do a
> completly new install and do not have a problem with that. What I want to
> know is, will Microsoft let me do it? The old computer is going to be
> out and not used.
> I found the posts where I can do the telephone activation and am wondering
> if this will work for me before I start the process.
> Thank You
Is your Vista retail or OEM? If you have a retail license, there are no
issues with using it with the new hardware. You will heed to activate by
phone. If you have an OEM license, that license *is supposed to be tied to
the computer on which it was originally used*. It will be up to you whether
or not you try to use it on the new hardware.