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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Re: Vista Ultimate Error 0xc004f061
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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if you have everything down load it from microsoft site onto a usb stick then burn it onto a disc
or contact microsoft and as for another disc giving all of the details so that they can check their records
> hard-disk self-test drive the result is 0-7 FAILED
It's time to purchase a replacement disk-drive, and then to install Windows Vista onto it, and then connect the "old" drive as a 'SLAVE' disk-drive, to see if you can copy any files onto the "new" disk-drive.
You can only get a valid product key with an original installation CD of Window Operating System. If you enter a product key of a different Operating System into into your current copy of Vista, your Operating System will be blocked, there fore, it is not advisable. Get an original copy of vista, with a valid product key
The product key is on the sticker on the side or back of the computer that you need the key to activate. If you don't find that sticker you may need to find the "Original Installation Disk" and the key may be with them. I nor any other user may give you our product keys unless we want to destroy our own copies of the OS we purchased. DO NOT ASK US AGAIN!!!
You would need to be a Microsoft Certified Partner to download a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate from their MSDN website. I cannot imagine it being available for free (legally). You may download Service Packs for free but not the product. You can purchase Vista Ultimate as an upgrade from office supply stores on sale occasionally.
Two to three hours is a long time! It sounds like your hard drive is getting ready to crash.
If your computer is running, click Start and, in the search box, type
and press enter. (If you have XP, click Start -> Run and type eventvwr).
Under Windows Logs, click System. On the right side, click Source. All the events will sort by source. Scan the list for any "disk" errors. If you are getting disk errors, your hard drive is crashing. You should either take your computer to a competent professional to get the hard drive imaged, or purchase a new hard drive and do the imaging.