Can use Dell's Vista DVD on other PCs?

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  1. chunkie

    chunkie Notebook Guru

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    The XPS system i bought comes with a Vista Reinstallation DVD. It says 'only use this DVD to reinstall the OS on a Dell PC'.

    If I do not reinstall the OS on another PC, but only use it to boot up the non-Dell PC, repair the PC and restore the system restore points.

    Will any error occur due to the different hardware system?
     
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    Well, the person who I bought my laptop from gave me a copy of his Dell Vista Home Premium DVD since he didn't have the restore discs for the computer. It works just fine for me and all I have to do is put in my product key from under my laptop after I install it.
     
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    Yeh it should work fine. I use mine to do any error fixing all the times. All Vista dvd disk essentially are the same. Only differs on 32bit and 64bit versions.
    If you try installing using the dell vista dvd the only thing that will happen is that you will need to change your product key to activate and the dell logo will appear in the brand area of computer properties.

    But yeh you can use it fine.
     
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    paper_wastage Beat this 7x7x7 Cube

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    the dell vista disc does check whether ur computer is a Dell..otherwise it wont install

    might be different in some cases, but generally is that
     
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    How can it check if the computer is a dell?
     
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    Usually checks for a Dell branded BIOS.
     
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    The answer is NO. It is against the EULA.
     
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    You can but the OS will be Dell branded.
     
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    Yup you can. Like others have said, the Dell Vista DVD does check your computer's BIOS to make sure its a Dell. If you are installing on a computer that is NOT a Dell, then you will have to provide your own product key and activation code when you install.
     
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    sesshomaru Suspended Disbelief!

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    The OP is asking whether the Recovery Console works, on other systems, I think..

    It should...
     
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