Additional License? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently purchased Vista Home Premium Academic Upgrade and installed it on my laptop. I am a tech in a middle school, so qualify for academic pricing- no issues there. I paid $66 plus shipping for this upgrade, and it installed and activated fine, as it was new, boxed, unopened. I like the OS, and I would like to install it on my desktop computer, so want to purchase an additional license. How can I do so? The only program I was aware of was for Vista Ultimate. I am looking for a similar price point for Home Premium. I obviously don't want to pay more for the additional license than I already paid for the new, boxed version, especially since my desktop machine is a bit older and may not play nice with Vista! Please advise.
    Thursday, March 15, 2007 1:46 AM


All replies

  • Hello,

    This is a validation issue forum, but I happen to know there's a page about our additional license program here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/addlicense/default.mspx

    Please contact Product Support Services for any other non-validation related issues.  Thanks for your understanding. :)

    Thursday, March 15, 2007 10:19 PM
  • Dkreagan,

    Just a friendly point of info, MS has a 45-day return policy that will allow you to return Vista if it does not work well with your older computer.  Note that Vista licenses acquired electronically do not qualify for the return.

    See this page for more info:  http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/productrefund/refund.asp

    Friday, March 16, 2007 2:01 AM
  • Hello,


    I have an OEM version of Vista Ultimate on my laptop.  I've since got my desktop working again and now want to install Vista on this too.  I've gone to the above URL and entered my product ID from the System dialog window but every time it dumps me back here:



    Why?  It gives me no error message, so have no idea what the problem is.  How can I buy additional license?  I'm a UK user and have to activate my windows within 3 days of today.



    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:26 PM
  • You'll need to purchase an individual "Full Version" of Windows Vista and install it on your desktop computer.  OEM Windows licenses cannot be transferred to a different computer.
    Monday, May 28, 2007 3:31 PM