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Vista Ultimate Error 0xc004f061

Had system with Windows Media Cewnter have legal product code but no disks. Hard disk crashed so I purchased Vista Ultimate at Best Buy (Legal Copy with product key. Also purchased new HD. several months ago purchased OEM copy of Vista Ultimate and loaded it on new HD. Everything work perfectly but am now getting warnings that I may have illeagle Vista. Tried to install Vista Ultimate upgrade and was not successful because it said I cannot install on clean hard disk need full version. What can I do I have purchased what I think are three legal copies of windows and I keep getting messages from windows. It asks if I want to insert the produxt key and when I do I get the 0xc004f061 error. Please help!!!

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If you have purchased legal copy of Vista, you will be having a Part Number on the Vista DVD. Call Microsoft Tech Support and provide them with this Part Number. they will get a new product key. This will work for you.

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