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Selling on a Vista Home Premium disk after the sale of a self build PC

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Hi, I built a PC back in the Summer and never really used it so decided to sell the parts on Ebay. I have sold the case, motherboard, graphics card and memory but I have kept the Hard drive and for… Read More
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Hi,

I built a PC back in the Summer and never really used it so decided to sell the parts on Ebay. I have sold the case, motherboard, graphics card and memory but I have kept the Hard drive and formatted it also as in the topic the Vista installation DVD.


I bought the DVD as a OEM for PC builders from Ebuyer for around £60 is it possible to sell on as I have wiped my pc and sold it on and have no use for the Vista DVD that installed the operating system.
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Not really as it will have been activated with the hardware combination of your PC....which is now spread across the country.
#2
If the Vista key has been activated then legally you're not allowed to sell it as it.

Whether you do or not is an entirely different ball game. :)
#3
Ok thanks for the replys, I will hang on to it in case I build another PC in the future.
#4
You could have probably sold it with the mother board as that and the BIOS is what it is reall tied to the most,
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tonyg1962;4581316
You could have probably sold it with the mother board as that and the BIOS is what it is reall tied to the most,

Very true although I don't know how closely this is followed by MS at the moment.

John
#6
Ive got the vista home premium upgrade disk - fully packaged (ie upgrade from any version of windows) is this allowed to be sold on here? I used it for 2 weeks didnt like it as my printer wouldnt work at that time (release), its not oem though so not tied to the system, if so how much is it worth?
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So is this the difference between the OEM version and the 'retail' version? If I have the retail version can I use it on more than one computer and/or sell it on if I uninstall it?
#8
Liddle ol' me;4581618
So is this the difference between the OEM version and the 'retail' version? If I have the retail version can I use it on more than one computer and/or sell it on if I uninstall it?

Thats what i'm lead to believe:thumbsup:

PS Thanks for the live code, seeing your post just reminded me!
#9
harlzter
Thats what i'm lead to believe:thumbsup:

PS Thanks for the live code, seeing your post just reminded me!


Nps - but I think your upgrade disc is a different situation, according to this (also pasted below) http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Windows-Vista-Retail-Upgrade-OEM-version-t146949.html

Full Versions can be installed on any system, whether it’s a new system you just built with no operating system, or a system with any previous version of Windows installed, or any other operating system. You can also upgrade or change that system and reactive Windows as many times as you would like. Includes both 32 and 64 bit versions (to be installed on one PC).

Upgrade Versions must have Windows XP already installed on your hard drive of the system that you plan to install the upgrade on. Windows 2000 is also eligible for the upgrade (although a clean install must be performed), earlier version are not. Windows XP only required that you possessed the media from an earlier version (a CD for example). The new requirement with Vista is that the earlier operating system must be installed on the hard drive you’re upgrading. After Vista is activated, the XP key that was upgraded becomes invalid. You can’t use that key to install XP on another system, or in a dual-boot configuration. For example, say you purchased the upgrade edition to install on a new system. You must first install and activate XP, and then use the Vista DVD to upgrade. After which you can’t use the XP key again. Both 32 and 64-bit versions are included (to be used on one system). Link to: Upgrade Matrix

OEM Versions are intended to be sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers. There is no phone support from Miscrosoft provided, no retail packaging, and no manual provided. Support is supposed to be come from the system builder. An OEM version will allow either an upgrade or a clean install. You must chose 32 or 64-bit verisons, they are not both included like they are with the retail vesions. Finally, OEM licenses can’t be transfered to another system. You can’t transfer from an old computer to a new one. If you upgrade your system, you’re limited as to what you can change, and how many activations you’re allowed.
#10
With the vista upgrade disc you can install it as a trial without entering the key then re-install it over the top and then use the key! http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/31/clean-install-workaround-for-vista-upgrade-discovered/
#11
harlzter
With the vista upgrade disc you can install it as a trial without entering the key then re-install it over the top and then use the key! http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/31/clean-install-workaround-for-vista-upgrade-discovered/


Good to know. But what about in the case of having used the key once already? I guess the question is whether the upgrade software functions like OEM or Retail? Once it has been registered, will MS allow you (or rather, is it possible) to install it on another pc using the same key..? According to my link above "After Vista is activated, the XP key that was upgraded becomes invalid", but this doesn't necessarily mean the Vista key does too? Or does it?

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