windows vista upgrade for hp laptop - will it work on a dell

    as above i have 2 discs one is the upgrade disc for my hp laptop and ive just for a dell with vista basic - any help appreciated


    I am sorry but I dont understand you question.


    HI, you need help the update of laptop on a vista? so do vista state version going operating system past.

    Original Poster

    sorry i had a hp laptop and never got round to upgrading to vista premium from xp

    however i now have a dell with windows vista and i want to upgrade if possible - i have a hp upgrade utility disc and a home premium express upgrade disc - can i just use the microsoft one to upgrade it says on the packaging it has to be a hp product just wondering if this is just talk to stop you using the hp upgrade on other laptops

    usually the oem supplied disks have a checksum that compares something (?) on the pc hardware to something on the disc (ie it can detect if it is being run on the same 'brand' machine), that is how my hp and Dell disks hav both worked anyway...

    Original Poster

    sorted now cheers
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