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  • Question

  • Hi i have a illegal d/l version of vista i wont to get a legit ver of vista can i just buy a cd key online any where?

    If so where can i?

    I dont want to lose all my stuff or have to redo all my settings and drivers.


    Thank you



    Thursday, November 8, 2007 7:59 AM



    Hi ZINGER,


       Go to http://microsoft.com/genuine and click the Validate Now button. If it reports that your Vista is non-genuine, it will provide a link to buy a WGA Kit. The WGA Kit includes a Product Key and Vista install DVD (just like a retail version) but at a discounted price.


      You would not need to reinstall. All you would need to do is click the Start button, right-click Computer and select Properties. In the Windows that pops up, click Change Product Key and follow the directions.



    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager
    Monday, November 12, 2007 7:04 PM