Vista Free Uprgrade Version

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    nekromantik

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    Hey



    Im getting a free Vista upgrade from Acer and I do not want it any longer so my friend says that he will have it. So if I dont open the pack and give it to him will be able to install it on a non acer computer?



    Thanks
     
    nekromantik, Apr 23, 2007
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    I may be wrong here but i dont think your friend can use it. Tied to your computer i think.
     
    VistaRocks, Apr 23, 2007
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    ok

    is there anyone here that knows are 100% sure that it wont work?
     
    nekromantik, Apr 23, 2007
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    As long as he has the same OS as that acer laptop the upgrade was meant for it should work. Even if he doesnt it may still work.
     
    Jason, Apr 24, 2007
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    I have this... as far as i could tell it was a normal Vista DVD, came with its own Licence Key that was different to the one I had on my laptop for XP Pro Media Center 2005... id say it would work.. unless there is something else to lock it down.

    Try it and see i guess? Not quite sure on the legality of it but ... up to you i guess ;)
     
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    Depends on what Acer sends you. If it's a genuine MS Vista DVD, you will be able to do an "upgrade" or "clean install" regardless of the machine used. If it's an Acer-branded CD or DVD, it could very well be blocked in some way to prevent installation on a non-Acer machine. When Acer images their machines, they could easily install something (e.g., registry key) that the Acer "upgrade" looks for when it launches. But then, I may be giving them too much credit <G>.
     
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    quiksilver did it check the system bios or anything when u installed it?
     
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    Walker

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    Don't want vista?
     
    Walker, Apr 24, 2007
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    No as I have heard that it can restrict access to programs and if it thinks a program is spyware it will delete it without letting the user make a choice. I also heard that you cannot disable it.
     
    nekromantik, Apr 25, 2007
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    Personaly i've had no such problem. And if you're using illegal sutff then i guess it might....
     
    Walker, Apr 25, 2007
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