Can I use the product key from Vista to activate my Xp Pro??? RRS feed

  • Question

  • My old pc with Xp Pro is destroyed (Motherboard damage). I bought a new Vista Os but they're crashing my new system after 15 minutes of use.
    I tried my Xp Pro form my old system to the new pc and everything is working fine so it's not a hardware problem.
    I retried Vista several times with updates but always my system was crashing after some time.
    So finally I reinstalled Xp Pro to the new system.
    The problem is the Xp Pro were the Os of my old system and they were activated with it so I cannot re-activate them to the new system.
    Can I use the product key from my new Vista Os to activate my old Xp Pro Os ????
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:25 PM


  • Hi MichailCrete,

      These forums are for the support of Windows Genuine Advantage Validation issues. Your post does not appear to a be Vista Activation or Validation related and, as such is, unfortunately, off-topic (as well as outside my main area of knowledge) 

      I recommend reposting your question to one of the Vista Answers Forums at http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsvista/  or go to http://support.microsoft.com for additional support options.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS   

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    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:46 PM
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:45 PM