HP OEM Vista

January 2, 2010 at 02:31:28
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD 3800+ dual
I have bought an HP OEM Vista Business set
of disks from a seller on Ebay. Unopened. I
installed it onto my comp and after a faultless
install validated it and have been running
beautifully since.
The only difference to a normal install was that
I had to run the install from within an existing
Windows (XP). The second page gives the
option of an HP or non HP install. However it
isn't possible to install from a CD boot.
I have looked at the disk and would like to
Vlite it but cannot see which folder contains
the HP boot up sequence, other than a folder
called bootup.
My questions: 1: Is my Vista legal?
2: Does anyone know what files to delete
before using Vlite?

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January 2, 2010 at 04:09:47
You can validate your Windows Vista here: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/va...

Also note that HP sell Recovery discs themselves (which are boot discs too )

Ordering recovery discs from HP: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

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January 2, 2010 at 04:26:56
I have bought an HP OEM Vista Business set of disks from a seller on Ebay

HP selling HP OEM Vista Business? You have got to be kidding yourself because HP does not sell anything like that other than Recovery CD & DVD for Windows .

Buying anything from eBay always invokes the old saying Caveat Emptor that also means "Buyer - Think For Yourself!"


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January 2, 2010 at 04:37:33
Kimsland. I validated it when I installed Vista. It states quite
clearly in my thread.

Xpuser. Nowhere do I state HP sold the item.

Both repliers need to read what is written in a thread before
giving spurious replies.

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January 2, 2010 at 04:39:52
I hear you. Suit yourself any way you like.

Good day!


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January 2, 2010 at 04:41:38
I actually bought two sets of HP Vista business, unopened for
the grand price of £15.00 ( $23.00 ). And have both running,
validated and WGA.

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January 2, 2010 at 04:44:02
Oh yes, I've read the pasted in new thread now ;)

By the way, I asked you to validate (even though you did already)
Just to fully confirm that you validated properly (the above link will confirm that)
This is because you asked: "Is my Vista legal?"
Since it validated, it is.

I also feel you should do my second part and order discs from the manufacturer. Since you own Windows the disc is very inexpensive and bootable ;)

I hope this helps clear things up :)

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