Windows Vista on a dead laptop RRS feed

  • Question

  • My laptop (Toshiba) died and I would like to use the Windows Vista license on a machine at home.  How can I go about that?  I don't have a Windows install disk, but I have the sticker from the laptop that died (water damage) with the valid license code. 

    Can you please let me know the steps I can take to install Vista on a machine I am building at home?
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:33 AM


  • Sorry, but if Windows Vista came preinstalled on your Toshiba laptop, that OEM license cannot be transferred to a different computer.  That license lives and dies with the computer.
    Carey Frisch
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, January 27, 2010 11:35 PM
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:15 AM