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I need a product code to install Win Vista Home Premium on another computer

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As mentioned by others, if you are asking to have another CoA (Certificate of Authenticity) given to you, that would be outside of the Microsoft EULA for the product. If you already have a second license (that came with the computer or purchased) then you can install Windows XP Home with any key at all but in order to make it legal it has to be activated. Provided you have a legitimate CoA that isn't in use on another computer, you can change an existing installation's XP CoA using this KeyUpdateTool from Microsoft. This is particularly useful if you are using, for example, an SP1 CD to do the installation of Windows XP and have a legitimate SP2 key (you'll notice the key won't take). I run into this issue a lot in my line of business - just be sure you're using legal keys and not using the same ones twice.

If you need to purchase an additional copy of Windows XP Home, here's a place to buy genuine software legally at a good price.

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Microsoft's License agreement specifically states that Windows Vista Home Premium can only be installed on a single system with a single license. To get a second key to install the OS on a second computer, you would have to purchase another license from Microsoft, either through the purchase of another disc from your local supplier, or directly from Microsoft.

To use the same code on 2 computers, as sagacious has suggested is against the License agreement from Microsoft, and considered Software Piracy. Please consider this before using his suggestion.

If you do not have a copy of the End-User License Agreement, 1 may be downloaded directly from Microsoft's website using the address http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/useterms/default.aspx and selecting your version of Windows from the drop down boxes.

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    And to everyone that is, in effect, encouraging the act of software piracy, please remember, that to encourage the use of pirated software, and assist someone with 'obtaining' said software makes you an Acomplise to the crime, and in federal court, you can be charged as the same.

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Try Magical Jellybean Software’s Keyfinder. http://www.magicaljellybean.com/
The latest beta version (Keyfinder 2.0 Beta 2–1/2) works with all versions of Windows XP and Office and with 32–bit versions of Windows Vista. It doesn’t work with Windows Vista 64–bit versions.

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Hi,

Do you have the original disc?

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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    Damen Wong Mar 20, 2008

    If yes, then the you should find the code on the packaging.

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