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  • I have two development/test systems running windows home premimium that in the next few weeks I would like to make production/personal use computers. How do I obtain licenses, without having to completely rebuild the systems
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:34 PM

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  • Until someone more knowledgeable comes around, I'll throw some stuff out that might help you get started.  From what I can tell, the Vista download is independent of the type of license.  So, assuming you downloaded your copies of Vista Home Premium from TechNet, you should still be able to license them with non-TechNet keys.  Supposedly, you can change your activation key on the System page.  From

     

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/62088be6-3538-46a6-99fb-05e74aeb48b51033.mspx :

     

    "1.  Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
     2.  Under Windows activation, you can view your activation status. You can also change your product key by clicking Change product key."

     

    As far as a source for those keys, that's up to you.  If you don't have access to something like a corporate site license, then you'll have to buy them from someplace else.  Here's a place to start looking:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/addlicense/default.mspx

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Dave Lessnau

    Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:47 PM