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Windows 7: windows license question

26 Mar 2014   #11

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit

you should have 30 days to activate Vista ,you could use it for that period ,just to test it ,
I did anyway .
depending on what you use the XP computer for on the internet you could still go online ,Microsoft is going to continue support for Microsoft security essentials for 1 year,

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26 Mar 2014   #12

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

That Dell Branded DVD is likely one that came with a Dell PC that shipped with Vista pre installed. That's why it didn't come with a COA sticker. The sticker was on the PC it originally came with. When used on the original PC it would have used the OEM activation and not prompted for a Product Code. It was custom made for that PC. If you use it on your Dell XP PC you should be prompted to enter a product code. Even if your not, it won't be legal without the Vista COA sticker.
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