Continue Reading Up Next Up Next Article Did You Know You Can Request a New Product Key from Microsoft? I tried calling HP and they said I'd need to pay a support fee for them to validate my product key. Vista was preinstalled on the Pavilion desktop I bought 2 years ago. Then, you make your own recovery discs from your clean install. weblink
All is good now. Non dell manufacturers often do this too. The key was not encrypted in previous versions of Windows like Windows 98. I just have one question though.... find this
share|improve this answer answered Jun 23 '11 at 23:57 nhinkle♦ 27.1k26112155 add a comment| up vote 4 down vote Magical Jellybean Keyfinder is a free (as in beer) key retrieval tool There was a reason I asked where you downloaded it..... Vista was preinstalled on the Pavilion desktop I bought 2 years ago. If I understand the EULA correctly, this matters, too.
Fakhrul islam 30.571 visualizações 4:08 How to Bypass Windows Vista Activation Indefinitely - Duração: 5:08. I called MS's 1800 number but their system is down and the guy told me to try calling back later (figures...they're system is probably windows based!) so..did formatting have to do All Things Computer 97.058 visualizações 1:35 Windows Vista Activation Crack - Duração: 9:59. Window Vista Product Key For Activation Free Download If you have the original recovery media, you can just install Windows with it, and it should automatically activate, as long as the recovery media is from that computer manufacturer.
stangn99 said: ↑ I dont get why MS makes so many discs/versions.Click to expand... Windows Vista Keygen Simple - it allows them to price discriminate based on feature sets. For OEM, the physical media, if provided, cannot be seperated from the computer. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Vista-Activation-Product-Key-Invalid/td-p/496013 You can use the laptop's key with a retail package DVD, no worries!
From the website: For those of you using this to retrieve serial numbers from a DELL, be aware that the key will be incorrect. Buy Windows Vista Product Key If you are sure you are installing the same version of Windows as your product key, install Windows without the product key if necessary and activate using the free phone activation stangn99, Apr 16, 2007 stangn99, Apr 16, 2007 #27 Apr 16, 2007 #28 Vile Gawd Messages: 684 Joined: May 9, 2002 Oooska said: ↑ I'm going to see if I can Second: Vista had to be reactivated for the OP because Vista Premium came "pre-activated" already.
you say you "downloaded" a copy of Vista because your laptop didn't come with one...so where, exactly did that download come from?
For Acer computers, it's located in "Acer eRecovery"--> Burn Default Disc. Windows Vista Home Premium Product Key MenFuny 125.334 visualizações 4:16 How to bypass Windows Vista, XP, or 7's activation without any downloads or product keys! - Duração: 2:44. Windows Vista Ultimate Product Key Free Activation Second: Vista had to be reactivated for the OP because Vista Premium came "pre-activated" already.
The first thing I did was format and do a clean installed, because it came with so much crap that really bogged down the system. http://amptools.net/windows-vista/my-windows-update-is-not-working-vista.html stangn99, Apr 16, 2007 stangn99, Apr 16, 2007 #31 Apr 17, 2007 #32 Catweazle 2[H]4U Messages: 2,798 Joined: Jan 20, 2004 Oooska said: ↑ I'm going to see if I can Problem still exists. I'm just curious.Click to expand... Windows Vista Business Product Key Generator
Also there are no cd keys specifically made for a comp/laptop. Some OEM's do not provide seperate OS install media, but only a restore CD/DVD. digital_exhaust, Apr 14, 2007 digital_exhaust, Apr 14, 2007 #11 Apr 14, 2007 #12 duby229 2[H]4U Messages: 3,015 Joined: May 1, 2005 As long as he has the sticker on the bottom http://amptools.net/windows-vista/my-mic-is-not-working-in-windows-vista.html I tried calling HP and they said I'd need to pay a support fee for them to validate my product key.
Processando... How To Activate Windows Vista Without Product Key Miracles never cease! You can also access the recovery partition for Acer computers by hitting ALT + F8 on most systems, ALT + F10 on other Acers.
Finn, Apr 15, 2007 Finn, Apr 15, 2007 #19 Apr 15, 2007 #20 Dzero Limp Gawd Messages: 247 Joined: Jan 8, 2006 A coworker was having problems with his WinXP computer. For these types of installations, one product key is used by essentially all of the computers that manufacturer installs that version of Windows on. and games share|improve this answer answered Mar 28 '13 at 22:10 Agent K 11 add a comment| up vote -1 down vote Another popular tool is Produkey, which is also free. Windows Vista Download It sounds like you've already read the key using some similar software though.
Not quite...You are correct when you say that the Acers, but the fact is most computers no longer come with the restore disc, however, those that do not come with the Original version and disc are for Home Premium. Pages 1 2 >> Next… This thread is now locked and can not be replied to. this content It doesn't get as far as activation - the message appears when the code has been typed in.
ComputerGeek008 52.537 visualizações 5:25 Windows Vista Free Product Key - Duração: 0:57. What is a positive descriptor for someone that doesn't care about anything/is always neutral? Reply 0 0 Hanspuppa Regents Professor Posts: 4,494 Member Since: 09-04-2009 Message 9 of 16 (16,462 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: Vista Activation - Product Key Invalid Options Mark as New Once you select this option, it burns the restore disc for you.
Upgrading software/os on my g5 is so painless. Simple, logical, LEGAL, safer, and much faster. The one on my documentation and labelled on my PC is suppose to work.What is the product name/number on the barcoded tag on the back of your desktop PC?Best regards,erico If After format and clean install with all drivers, I had 34 processes Click to expand...
So if my windows broke down, and I had to re-install...i would be screwed? Here's How to Find It List 22 Free Product Key Finder Programs Article Answers to 11 Common Questions About Key Finder Tools List How to Find Windows Product Keys Using Winkeyfinder I think it all depends on weather or not the prodcut key is legit, and if the version on the sticker matches the one downloaded. Geoserver transaction send null date value Can I duplicate an affix for exaggerated effect?
When you get Windows pre-installed on your PC, it comes with special OEM activation files, which tell Windows to check for a certain code on the motherboard of the computer. For retail products, the key and the physical media cannot be seperated. I've seen literally dozens and dozens of machines with pirated copies of Windows XP simply because the users did not have an OEM copy of their Windows disk to reinstall with, I called Microsoft and they said HP would have to give me the valid key.