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I took a HD from with a working Vista Home Premium O.S. from a Sony Vaio and put it in a Dell Dimension
The system worked fine for several days. Then a message appeared saying that I may have an illegal copy of windows.
it will not let me activate windows nor let me do any windows update.
Any help to solve this problem would be appreciated
cojo
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Even with the license and key code for the Dell, the copy of Windows from the Sony is only licensed to that particular Sony. To make the Dell have a legal OS on it, you would either have to use the OS that was provided with the Dell (not the Sony), or you would have to purchase a new retail copy of the OS. The message you are getting is Microsofts way of telling you that you are in essence pirating that copy of Vista.
 
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