Can I use the serial that came with my new laptop on my desktop? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm about to buy a new laptop that comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Ultimate (Circuit City), but I intend to use that laptop with Linux. Can I then install Vista on my desktop and use that same serial number? (after uninstalling it from the laptop, of course.)



    Sunday, September 23, 2007 4:19 PM


  • No.  OEM Windows Vista licenses are tied to the computer it originally shipped with and are non-transferrable.


    Sunday, September 23, 2007 4:24 PM