Can I use a Vista Replacement Disc as a secondary OS?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SephirothXR, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2008
    A while ago my laptop crashed and Microsoft sent me a Vista SP Replacement Disc. I had to use the disc TWICE to fully fix the laptop. If I get a MBP, will the replacement disc work if I try and install it as a secondary OS? I was thinking of then buying the Windows 7 Upgrade for only $50 while I can if I can upgrade it from a replacement disc and whatnot.
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If the Vista replacement disc is the complete OS and not just a restore disc, then yes, you should be able to install it on your MBP.

    You may have to call MS Support and cancel your Key on your other computer to avoid having the MS registration servers bug you about using a pirated copy though.
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    They never notice anything... I installed on 3 computers with the same restore disk...

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