To which Vista version does my Product Key apply? RRS feed

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  • I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad last year that came with a Vista license and I chose the factory downgrade to Windows XP.  The laptop came with a Vista product key affixed to the bottom of the unit.

    I'm going to use Vista now.  The sticker is worn.  the product key didn't smudge at all and is completely intact.  I cannot tell which particular version of Vista it is because the rest of the sticker is smudged.

    Is there any way to determine the version for which my product key is valid?  I would like to return to the Vista version for which I was originally licensed.

    From what I can tell, the only ones with XP downgrade rights are Vista Business and Vista Ultimate.  The product recovery key they sent me restored Vista Home Premium.


    Sunday, April 5, 2009 2:09 AM


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