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Windows 7: Replace the hard disk of a computer that has OEM Windows Vista

10 Oct 2012   #1

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Replace the hard disk of a computer that has OEM Windows Vista

I'm trying to replace my hard disk of my computer that has Windows Vista OEM. I have the recovery CD's with me. If i buy a new hard drive, and install it in to the computer, will i be able to install OEM version of Windows Vista i had in computer using the recovery CDs?

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10 Oct 2012   #2

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You should be able to do that, if the disks work. Usually they do, sometimes they don't.

You won't end up with an OEM version of Windows. You'll end up with an OEM version of Windows plus whatever other stuff was on the PC when you bought it---whether you want that other stuff or not.
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10 Oct 2012   #3

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Thanks. Got it!
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