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Windows Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by S.Winger, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. S.Winger

    S.Winger Trophy Husband

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    I recently bought a new Dell Vista capable PC that came with xp installed and qualified for a free "Windows Vista Express Upgrade." They sent me the upgrade CD "Upgrade Assistant" and an "Operating System" CD. The operating system CD states that "DVD only to upgrade the operating system on a Dell PC." Will they know if I use it to upgrade the os on my homebuilt computer? Is there any way that I could get caught or in trouble? If it matters my homebuilt PC is running windows xp.

    Thanks in advance,

    Swinger
     
  2. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    Often the installation will look for a Dell BIOS.This is what keeps it from installing in non-Dell PC's.