Upgrate Windows XP To Windows Vista With Reinstall DVD

by on March 13, 2008

Q: If you have Windows XP can you install Windows Vista using the reinstall DVD sent with someone else’s computer?

A: If this DVD was sent from the factory with someone else’s computer then no you would not be able to use that on a different machine. Windows Vista CDs can only be used on one machine as it rights messages to the computer registry and Vista also frequently contacts the Microsoft website for updates and also to ensure that the program is only installed on the correct machine. When you do the installation also it will query the BIOS and realize that it is not the correct machine. Therefore, I would not recommend you do this.