Valid product key Vista says no
Hey, I have windows vista installed on my computer and that's all works well, until today when I turned on my computer it says that the product key is not valid, how do I update my product key? and also I can't access my office or anything like that because it won't let me. HELP ASAP!
How to activate Windows 7 or Vista manually (activate by phone)
1) click Start and in the search for box type: slui.exe 4
(2) press the ENTER"" key.
(3) select your "country" in the list.
(4) choose the option "activate phone".
(5) stay on the phone (do not select/press all options) and wait for a person to help you with activation.
How to resolve common activation problems
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Windows Activation video
This video will show you: - how to enable Windows - where to find your product key
How to use your product key - how to get support for the product activation
How to activate Windows Vista by phone
Microsoft Activation centers worldwide telephone numbers:
(This site is for activating Volume License, but if you call, they will help you)
The phone number is not working:
Microsoft Wordwide contacts: http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/default.aspx
Product Activation Solution Center
Windows 7 activation error: invalid product key
Stuck key (error 0xC004C4A2):
Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic tool:
Download the tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=56062
Post your results in this forum: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/threads
Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world to help.
After reinstalling vista on my computer, it shows the product key is not valid. I tried to run the program slui.exe 4 but it is not on my machine?
Can you please provide a valid product key."Alan261" wrote in message News: f51e892e-254-4fae-aec4-126452f2e6ae...
I just picture disc that came with my dell, so it doesn't have the product key for vista. I entered the product key on the computer.
Note that this is an update of XP because I have lost these discsIn this case, that's the problem - the key based on the computer is for XP, not Vista (check the COA sticker) you should have received another key for the Vista disk and do this key.
Off my laptop while it updates installed, I turned on and typed my password and was presented with a window telling me that the "windows vista product key I typed is invalid for activation. However, I never typed in a product key.
(I had a problem with my computer over Christmas where I had to get my computer sent in as there was a problem with the sound card.)
He gave me three options:
1 continue with a reduced function of windows programs (do not do this)
Type 2 in the different product key (tent twice with the computers product portable key but did not work)
3 contact Dell (letting know!)
I hope someone will help me with this problem. All comments will be greatly appreciated.
You make the right choice by contacting Dell.
You can also try this:
Activation FAQ in the link above.
1. click on start and in the search for box type: slui.exe 4
2. press enter on your keyboard
3. Select your country.
4. take the phone activation option and brace yourself for a real person.
If verrouille locked with the exception of 3 choices, use the option of reduced functionality into Windows to make Activation above.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I have an Acer Aspire 5610 and my hard drive died. I need to reinstall windows, but have no disk. I have a valid product key for Vista Home Pemium. How can I get this drive? Acer sells not more the disc for this model.
Some manufacturers have more available Vista recovery disks.
As Acer does not have them, you have to try this instead:
You can also borrow and use a Microsoft Vista DVD, which contains the files for the different editions of Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate) must be installed. The product key on your computer / Laptop box determines what Edition is installed.
Other manufacturers recovery DVDs are should not be used for this purpose.
And you need to know the version of 'bit' for Vista, as 32-bit and 64-bit editions come on different DVDs
Here's how to do a clean install of Vista using a DVD of Vista from Microsoft:
"How to do a clean install and configure with a full Version of Vista '
And once the operating system is installed, go to your computer manufacturer's website and get the latest drivers for your particular model or laptop computer.
And phone Activation may be necessary when you use the above installation method.
"How to activate Vista normally and by Activation of the phone '
See you soon.
I have an Acer Aspire 3100 computer laptop comes with Windows Vista, I am not on the number of bits, sure that the processor in this system supports 64-bit operating systems. I was curious to know if there was a way for me to download Windows Vista from Microsoft online and burn it to a CD or a DVD if I have a valid product key supplied with the system. Is it possible to do this? Thank you.
You can not download Vista.
In this case, you may be able to buy Acer recovery disks, if you have not created some when you first the computer.
If you can borrow a Vista DVD (a copy retail, not supplied by manufacturer), you can reinstall since using your product key.
Original title: Vista to Windows 7
I bought a copy of windows 7 from amazon to put on my laptop which has vista. It installs fine, but when I put in the product key it says it's invalid. First tried to put that did not work so I did the clean install and it worked but would not activate. Looks like a legal copy but wont accept the number. Sticker on the cover says windows7 pro lcp for oem software. This is not a certificate of authenticity is all the more the sticker next to the key. I'm stuck and need some advice.
Did you buy it directly from amazon.com or amazon marketplace? If you bought it in the market place, it is not authentic. OEM of Windows versions cannot make one installs clean.
Skip entering your product key Windows 7 and complete the installation.
When you reach the desktop, click Start, right-click on computer
Click on properties
Scroll down to the Windows Activation
Click the link x days before activation.
Click on the link that says: "show me other ways to activate.
Enter the product key
Select the Activation of the phone
Click Next when you enter your key page
Select your country
Click Next, call the number listed
Be sure to explain your situation to the Appeals Officer.
Provide the installation generated when ID requested by the call agent
They give a confirmation ID in return, enter it
Click next to complete the activation.
My friend gave a laptop computer whose OS is Windows Vista Home Basic Edition. I format the computer and install a Windows Vista Home Premium I have for my desktop computer. Now, I have a problem with a product key. When I start the laptop, it indicates a product key requirement. I enter my desktop OS product key, but I still see the declaration valid product key. My question is this. If I buy the upgrade to Windows 7, the operating system will work in the laptop even if she has a problem with the product key. If I buy Windows 7 upgrade, there will be no problem with the product key? Or do I have to buy a new Windows Vista Home Premium for the laptop? Or if you know anywhere I can buy a product key for Windows Vista with a reasonable price? Thank you
You cannot transfer a license from another computer to another computer, especially if the license came with this machine. You will need to purchase a new license.
Yes, you can purchase a license of Windows 7 Edition upgrade Home Premium and use it.
Where can I still get Windows 7?
Full version - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version upgrade - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade
I had to wipe my hard drive due to a battle lost by a virus. My installation of XP Pro SP2 disk disappeared, so I used my XP Pro SP3 OEM disc to install Windows. When I used my valid product key XP Pro SP2 I was shocked to receive an invalid product key. I always ran Microsoft Genuine product and would like to know how to reach a genine advantage accreditation with my present prediciment. Any help would be appreciated and we thank you in advance.Hi KevinDitner,I'm afraid, but you can't do that. Your product key Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) should be used only for the laptop which came with it.You can get the CD of Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2) by contacting the Support team customer Microsoft.More information on:
I get the following message when trying to install MS Security Essentials:
"Windows failed the genuine validation. ..."
Win XP has been installed using a copy XP without registration.
I have a 'valid product key' (the label at the back of the laptop).
How can I make "authentic"?
Try to use the Windows product key update tool. Carey Frisch
Original title: WINDOWS license
Ive broke my PAvilion G6 core i5 laptop and now I'm going to change the internal hard drive. How can I use my old license of Windows 7. On the MIcrosoft Web site, when I put my product key, they say this license is already in use and I must ask the manufactor PC.
I thank in advance for which will help me!
Or you can also borrow the same exact retail edition DVD of Windows 7 and use your product key to reinstall.
The COA sticker with the product key is either or in the battery compartment on the underside of the laptop.
With a desktop computer, it's on the side, the back or the top of the computer case.
If you have problems with Activation:
If it does require phone activation, do not follow Demand of Auto, but brace yourself for a real person explain as to what has been done for purposes of re-setup
"How to activate Windows 7 by phone '
The above method also requires that you go to your computer manufacturer's website > Support and downloads Section > locate your model number and operating system > then download and install the latest drivers for it.
See you soon.
* Original title: download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO files)
I can't check my product key (which I believe I have a valid product key) when I want to download Windows 7 (ISO filers) Disk Images.
Make sure you scroll down and read the section:
What to do if you cannot get your manufacturer recovery media, refuse to use or to buy it or the Microsoft Software Recovery Website does not work?
When I enter the product key it says that its not OK. What can I do about it?
What is c?
It's a way to activate Windows.
Here is an example: http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/how-to-activate-windows-7-by-phone.aspx Itknowledge24.com
I have restored the laptop to factory settings, the product key sticker is faded... While the re-activation of it Microsoft office said "this is not a valid product key Office...". »
I bought my laptop with microsoft office 2010 is installed. I restored my laptop to factory settings, the product key sticker is faded so I used jellybean keyfinder to get it. While the re-activation of it Microsoft office said "this is not a valid product key Office...". »What should I do to make it work again?
Please note that if you use the Windows 7 product key located on the certificate of authenticity attached to your system label, this will not work, it is only for Windows 7. You need a product key Office 2010. Also using the value default key OEM SLP for Windows 7 does not work with Office 2010
If your computer comes with a trial version of Office, you need to get a trial key or buy a full license:
Get the key;
If you purchased Office 2010 and get no valid product key error to refer the article mentioned below:
Frequently asked questions about Office Activation Wizard and about features in Office 2010 and Office 2007 programs view programs
Error message when you start an Office application after installing a suite Office: "invalid product key".
If you have a trial version of Office 2010 that came with your computer, try to uninstall it first:
Run the patch tool mentioned in the article below to uninstall Office 2010:
Download a trial version of Office 2010 that corresponds with the edition that you purchased and convert it to a version full:
See the link on how to convert a trial version of a suite full Office 2010 or program to a commercial version: -.
I'm trying to add windows Media center to my windows laptop 8. When I enter my valid product key, the answer is "this key will not work. Check it out and try again, or try a different key. "Microsoft wants to buy premium to £75 books support when windows 8 cost me £45 new and I have a valid product key." According to them, he spent the 90 day warranty. I don't remember to see a 90 day warranty notice any where or any time during my product Windows 8 opening and the installation. 90 days guaranteed are seen on the property of second hand and services as far as I know. Can anyone help please?
Media center is the only thing that you can add at this time. There are has no other windows features available for win 8 pro. Use the store to find applications.
HEY THERE EVERYONEWELL MY COMPUTER CRASHED, SO I BORROWED A CD FROM A FRIEND'S XP, EVERYTHING WAS FINE UNTIL I HAD TO ENTER THE PRODUCT KEY (THE ONE ON THE SIDE OF MY COMPUTER) WHEN I WALKED SEVERAL TIMES IVE HAD THE SAME MESSAGE... THE CD KEY YOU ENTERED DOESN'T IS NOT VALID. WHAT CAN I DO? MY FRIEND TOLD ME THAT IT MAY NEED TO BE ACTIVATED?Help, please
Link above is for XP Forums.
There is a list of the different Forums XP to the link above to help you.
You get the help you need there.
Here is the Vista Forums.
See you soon
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
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