Windows vista Business OEM key product

Hello everyone I'm starting to rebuild a computer acer laptop, I already have an OEM windows vista business CD I was wondering if there is a way to buy windows vista business product key without having to buy a new drive, I don't want to use crack to get windows vista professional and I can't find a Vista home basic oem disk for the laptop and I reallly cant afford to spend a lot of money to get a new drive for the laptop, I like windows vista professional, his safety is good since I use this laptop for my friends business and security of the files is important and this laptop supports windows aero and I do not see why need vista windows basic and in any case the main basic tone of oem vista on the laptop is on door of travel

Hi Dawn Berlitz,

If you have the copy of Windows Vista Business OEM of Acer, then you can contact Acer and see if they can provide you with a new product key.

Check the link for Acer support.

http://support.Acer.com/

If you want to buy a new product key for Microsoft, you can contact the Microsoft order desk and check.

Check out the links for more information:

How to identify, locate, and replace a product key

http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/811224

http://support.Microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_replace_rrr_master?ws=support#tab2

Hope this information is useful.

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