Clean install - no code ?

Discussion in 'Installation & Compatibility' started by daArch, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. daArch


    Nov 10, 2007
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    I just want to check that I'm OK. I got me a new HDD (for brand new Dell Inspiron 531 w/ Vista Home Premium pre-loaded). I wanted the cleanest install possible with out Dell's junk. (I'll use the supplied HDD for HDD1)

    I shoved in the supplied reinstallation DVD, partitioned the new HD and loaded Vista. NO WHERE was I asked to supply ANY numbers nor advised to activate.

    I found this on another thread (Vista on Dells), written by Vista Goddess

    This means I am absolutely good to go, right?

    I don't even need to register with M$ ??

    BTW, Vista was the F-ing EASIEST OS I have ever loaded. Partitoning was a snap, formating the partitions was QUICK, no other hassles. If nothing else, loading proves its worth.
    daArch, Dec 1, 2007
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  2. daArch


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    Oddly enough, the Vista supplied preinstalled with Dells is already activated. So, unlike with other OEM copies, you should be able to switch out almost anything on the Dell without having to reactivate. That's why you aren't prompted for activation.

    Would check to confirm that it is still activated, though.
    WAW8, Dec 3, 2007
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