Is my version of Windows Vista genuine?

jmt356
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Is my version of Windows Vista genuine?

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How can I tell whether my version of Windows Vista genuine? I'm not sure if the article at http://www.ehow.com/how_2266682_authent ... ndows.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; is relevant, but in any case, I tried following it until step 3 but didn't get to the initial questions.
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Re: Is my version of Windows Vista genuine?

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Microsft has an application that will tell you - I thing this is the one.

You might also try the 'Windows Anytime Upgrade' option from your Start Menu. As I recall this will trigger the validation process - it downloads a small application to run.
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