I have a legacy application that is currently running on an old Vista machine, this machine is on its last legs and needs to be replaced, however the software vendor wants a silly amount of money for re-installing it onto a new machine. So...
I thought, if I could clone the machine onto a newer PC (dissimilar hardware) that would be a way round it for now, but, I am assuming when I do this that the OEM copy of Vista will go non-genuine and then wont reactivate. My question is, if i was to buy a retail version of Vista, could I re-activate the cloned OEM with the retail key as it would then in theory be licensed (as far as paying for it goes).
Hope this is clear! Any help gratefully received.