Upgrade to Win 7 >Put Current Vista install on Virtual PC RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just bought I PC with Windows Vista Home Premium on it and I have ordered Windows 7 for the computer. I have several questions involving this situation. 

    The PC is 64bit

    When I get my copy of Windows 7 I will be preforming a clean install of the system. Now what I wan't to know is can I use my Win Vista key on a 32bit Virtual PC? The only computer running the Vista will be the Virtual PC. I am not 100% on how this will work but my computer is from HP & I have Vista installation media.
    Sunday, October 11, 2009 9:07 PM


  • The OEM Windows Vista license from HP cannot be transferred to a different computer.  A "Virtual PC" is considered a "different computer".
    Carey Frisch
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:34 PM
    Monday, October 12, 2009 4:53 AM