Using Dell operating system disk to install Vista on another
by peterbalcombe - 1/14/09 4:04 AM
We wish to put a larger hard disk in my son's non Dell laptop. We are aware we could use a cloning program to transfer the data between disks but would like to achieve a clean install. We have the COA sticker / number for the original installation on the laptop but no an install disk and the backup section on the present hard disk is corrupted.Will we be able to use my Dell operating system disk (supplied for my Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop and containing the Vista operating system) and his legitimate COA registration numbers to achieve an installation or will we find the ourselves unable to follow this path through Dell or other customisations?