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Install Vista without serial?


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I recently found that I needed to purchase a program that is only built for vista. I just found my installation disk but I can't find the serial key. I heard that it was possible to install the disk without the key. Can anybody confirm this?
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Not that I have ever seen or heard and I do a lot of installs of XP and Vista for clients. You need the key. Also is your copy of Vista installed on another machine?
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Actually you can install Vista without the key, in which case you
get a 30 day free trial. Just don't enter the key, and also tell it
NOT to automatically activate. It will tell you that not entering
a key will cause problems, but that simply means that after
the 30 day trial is over, Vista will stop working.

You can enter a key anytime during the 30 day trial. Microsoft
even sells them online if you determine the key is permanently
lost. Hey, a small piece of paper is easy to throw out accidentally.

Try googling: Vista 30 day trial

Lots of info out there.
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