Installing windows some newbie ?s

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sbb155, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. sbb155 macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
    I have a full copy of vista. I used it on my last mbp, but now I have a new one. Can I just reinstall vista or will Microsoft get upset since it is a new computer. Both were 15inch Mbps

    If Microsoft wants me to use a new copy do I get 32 or 64 bit w7?

    I would really like to use my old vista since I paid for it.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    You should be able to use the same product key.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    It depends somewhat on how you got the Vista license how many hoops Microsoft will make you jump through. If it really was a full (or upgrade) retail copy, Microsoft may just let it authorize fine online. If it was an OEM/System Builders Edition version, you might have to call them on the phone before it will work, but it will most likely work. (Even though OEM copies re not supposed to be transferable).


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