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Windows 7: can i give away my old copy of vista

25 Oct 2010   #1

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 
can i give away my old copy of vista

hello
i have a copy of vista 32bit that i got at walmart some time back. then had mirosoft upgrade it to the 64bit version.
i no longer use vista and a friend still has xp and i want to gave him the vista disk and key.is this legal as long as i'm not using it any more and not charging him for it?
thanks scrooge

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25 Oct 2010   #2

 
 

I can't see it being a problem as it's a legit and paid for software. As long as there will be only 1 installation of it on only 1 computer then it should be ok
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25 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How did you get to Windows 7...did you upgrade your copy of Vista? If so, you technically couldn't continue to use that copy of Vista.
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25 Oct 2010   #4

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

thanks for your info
just was not sure how it works like if it's registered to me can he still use it .
thanks again
scrooge
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25 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Not sure about this as you said your copy had been upgraded, so the key you have is it for 32 or 64 bit version ?
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25 Oct 2010   #6

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

when i upgraded ms said use the same key that was on the box.and thay sent me the 64 bit disk for i think it was like $10.00 or so.when i got the disk i installed it with the key on the box and it worked. and it's a full version not a upgrade.
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25 Oct 2010   #7

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

7 is a oem with a new system.
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25 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I also think what's been said is true, since MS had you use the key off your Vista box that key could not be used again for your friend when he installed Vista
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25 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
7 is a oem with a new system.
You can give him the disc and key with no issue.

If it won't activate, call the number provided and do it that way.

~Lordbob
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25 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Post #1 contradic's post #7 and we can't understand without the strait story
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