Can I re-install Vista on the same computer where the product key is already activated? RRS feed

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  • I bought a Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade disc. I have a 32-bit computer, but I didn't realize it had a 64-bit disc in. My computer is 64-bit capable, but my windows is already activated. How do I deactivate the serial so I can install it again?
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 3:55 PM


  • Hello Brandikins,

      No need to deactivate.  Just reinstall and the reactivate.  The new Activation will overwrite the old.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, August 19, 2009 5:40 PM
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 5:40 PM