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    Install Vista without serial?

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    Install Vista without serial?
    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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    Install Vista without serial?
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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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    Install Vista without serial?

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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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