Reinstallment

5uperMario

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yo

Don't know where to put this......

Anywayz this is a simple question

I am running out on my Windows Vista Trail, like 6 days remaining

I have a second os vista installed, and that's the one I brought and fully activated
Since the trail version of vista is on my main partition C:/ it has the most space as well (the second partition was only a 20GB space)
So, I would like to reinstall my activated vista over the trail and have that as my main OS

but, will I have to re activated it?
Like I put the product key in but will it complain the key is already used?
Cause I don't want to go though much just to replace os's

thanks for the replys
 
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First there is no such thing as a trial version of Vista or any other for that matter.
What you do get is 30 days grace in which to activate the copy you purchased.
I suggest you boot in with your Vista DVD, choose custom install, select disk tools, delete both partitions, next decide if you want to use the whole drive for Vista or if you want 2 partitions.
This the best time to create multiple partitions choosing the size you want.
Having made your choice and created your partition/s you can now continue with the instalation, no need to format Vista will do it for you.
Enter the product key when prompted and choose on line activation, it will activate automaticly as it's still on the same hardware, so no problems to worry about.
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Jonmor68

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First there is no such thing as a trial version of Vista or any other for that matter.
What you do get is 30 days grace in which to activate the copy you purchased.
I suggest you boot in with your Vista DVD, choose custom install, select disk tools, delete both partitions, next decide if you want to use the whole drive for Vista or if you want 2 partitions.
This the best time to create multiple partitions choosing the size you want.
Having made your choice and created your partition/s you can now continue with the instalation, no need to format Vista will do it for you.
Enter the product key when prompted and choose on line activation, it will activate automaticly as it's still on the same hardware, so no problems to worry about.
This is the best option as you will have a clean system with no leftovers.
You will need to reinstall any programs you have installed previously.
DON'T forget to save any data you don't want to loose before you start!!
 
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Jonmor68

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You can only get a legal Microsoft Windows operating system by purchasing it, it's not trialware.
When purchased you have 30 days in which to see that all is working as it should and time for those without a working internet connection to activate it, when connected or by phone!
If you didn't purchase it you didn't have a legal right to use it.
 

5uperMario

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ok, I was just wondering about that.
Thanks