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    My work has an older laptop (Windows Vista) that they removed the HD for data archive purposes. I can have the system, but after purchasing a new HD, can I use the Microsoft Vista software license key on the bottom of computer to reestablish the OS and then pay to upgrade to Windows 7 (or 10)? In theory I would think that this should be possible, but before I go through the effort and expense, wanted to make sure I am not wasting time or money. [Computer is a HP Pavilion DV9000 in decent shape and good enough for a teenager's school work.]
    03-14-2016 03:40 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    1. Yes you can use the key.

    2. Or you can just get any standalone Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, etc. and go straight to that.
    Laura Knotek and RumoredNow like this.
    03-14-2016 04:09 PM

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