vista upgrade during registration with oem slp key, possible on a dell laptop?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by StarCaller, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. StarCaller

    StarCaller MDL Novice

    Sep 30, 2009
    2
    0
    0
    I'm getting tomorrow a new dell laptop with vista home premium 64.
    as far as I know, I have to put the registration info in.
    which version of vista gets installed is determined by the registration number - so theoretically, my thought, if I'd put in a dell oem slp key, I should be able to end up with vista ultimate, right?
     
  2. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

    Nov 26, 2008
    1,387
    491
    60
    Wrong...

    Your system will be preinstalled with a OEM:SLP key for Home Premium with no opportunity to enter or change it. The sticker on the machine is just for legalities and is *NOT* the key the OS is installed with. You are never asked for a key when installing from the manufacturer supplied media, it is embedded.

    You *could* upgrade after initial use by using a standard retail or OEM Vista x64 media (not the Dell recovery media for Home Premium) then add the Dell certificate file which you *can* find on the Dell media, and an ultimate OEM:SLP key.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

    Sep 24, 2009
    500
    24
    30
    Yeah.. u can upgrade..
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...