Vista Retail Keys vs. Vista OEM Keys

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Uppercut, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Uppercut

    Uppercut MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to use a retail key on an OEM install of Windows Vista and vice versa?
     
  2. Lenmaer

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    #2 Lenmaer, Aug 11, 2009
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    Yes if it's not an install made by a Royalty OEM DVD (ex: DELL Vista DVD).
    It worked for me.
     
  3. Uppercut

    Uppercut MDL Novice

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    Say if i were to use a Gateway OEM disc to install Vista on a 2nd Gateway machine and i did not have the OEM key for that 2nd machine, would i be able to use a retail key to activate the OEM install?
     
  4. Lenmaer

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    #4 Lenmaer, Aug 11, 2009
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    No, because it's a Royalty OEM DVD, but if you could get the Master Key for installing it, it should work, because you've a modded bios with SLIC 2.0/2.1.

    Master Keys: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/2581