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Window cd Hi There, i have original windows vista cd got with my new dell computer, my friend asked me to install windows vista on his computer using my cd. if i use my original cd to install windows vista on his machine, would there be any problem with cd after that, as i heard it will be blocked if i use on any other computer to install vista. thanks for assistance

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Hi,
The windows vista DVD that you have is an OEM and not a retail windows vista copy. If your friends computer is a non dell system, you would not be able to install it on his computer in the first place. If its a dell computer purchased before 2007 , it will not install.
In all other conditions it would install without any problems



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