Fresh install of Vista on old machine.

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by Sticky Mick, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Sticky Mick

    Sticky Mick

    Aug 3, 2015
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    Suffolk, UK
    Hi guys :)

    Just joined to clear up a query, really. But if you're good about it I might stay a while. :p

    OK, first off. I have been given an old Dell XPS430 desktop.
    It came with no RAM or HDD installed. I've installed 4GB of RAM and ran a pre-boot assessment via the BIOS Set-Up. Everything passed with flying colours except the HDD (simply because there wasn't one in there).

    Tucked away behind the graphics card I found a Windows Vista COA sticker complete with product key.
    Will this allow me to re-install Vista from an .iso onto a new HDD, or will I have to purchase a new license?

    Thankees in advance for any advice.
    Sticky Mick, Aug 3, 2015
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  2. Sticky Mick


    Nov 18, 2010
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    Sounds like you should be good to install. What version is on the sticker, Basic, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate?

    Do you have a install DVD for that version?
    Ztruker, Aug 16, 2015
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