Vista licensed RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just perched 4 dell d630 that have a Vista sticker on it along with the product license number on the bottom.It is for Vista Business version however the copy of vista I have and loaded will not work with that number.I can't activate it and windows System output says it will expire in 30 days.How can I resolve this and remain licensed using these laptops legal licenses?
    Friday, June 7, 2013 5:04 PM


  • A Dell OEM Windows Vista Business edition product key will only activate when Windows Vista Business edition is installed.  You will need to obtain the proper Dell Recovery Media and then perform a "clean install" of Windows Vista Business edition.

    Carey Frisch

    • Edited by Carey FrischMVP Saturday, June 8, 2013 4:28 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Naveen Kannan Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:04 PM
    • Marked as answer by bmedeiros Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:12 PM
    Saturday, June 8, 2013 4:27 PM