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Can I copy an operating system? Answered

If I build my own computer is there way that I can copy an operating system (such as Vista) on a blank DVD from a computer that already is running Vista and install on the built computer, and save money. Or do I have to buy the disk and then install it. Thanks,

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BIGHAIRYDUDE
BIGHAIRYDUDE

10 years ago

the FBI is allready at your front door i told on you! jk jk

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FenderStrat
FenderStrat

11 years ago

I DO NOT ADVISE YOU DO THIS! IT IS ILLEGAL. COMPANIES LIKE MICROSOFT HAVE INTERNET "SPIES", SO THAT IF YOU CONNECT A COMPUTER WITH THIS BAD OS, THEY CAN DETECT IT IS ILLEGAL AND FIND YOU.

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dla888
dla888

Answer 10 years ago

Where did you find this?

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rickharris
rickharris

11 years ago

Disregarding the legality of this - Norton Ghost will bit copy a hard drive.

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kiss my donkey
kiss my donkey

11 years ago

Well I guess the safe way to go is to just buy a disk. Oh well to bad. Thanks for telling me about this.

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ReCreate
ReCreate

11 years ago

When you buy an OS it is only legal to use it on one computer, Sure you could do it but it is illegal, But then again screw it, Also you can not make an installation CD from an already installed OS.

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gmxx
gmxx

11 years ago

you can take the hard drive from your old computer, and install it in your new computer. Ghosting will not work too well, because of driver issues.

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

11 years ago

You can download the beta release ofWindows 7 Ultimate which will run until March 2010. I've recently installed this on a netbook and I Love it.
It took a lot to get me away from XP (I hated Vista), but this has done it.
If you've used Vista, Windows 7 is quicker, slicker and lighter.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

You can "Ghost" the disk, look for ghost image software
(I offer nothing in the way of knowledge about anything Microsoft may have incorporated into Vista to stop you doing this successfully)

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cheesemaker101
cheesemaker101

11 years ago

No But i think that you can download the vista iso image of the windows vista trial and use your product key for it