Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1: Windows
The Pre-installed windows Vista does not recognise the Product Key as valid.
If the computer came from a manufacturer (such as Dell) you do not need to use that product key. But you must install with the discs that come with the computer. These OEM Licenses do not work with retail discs, or retail systems.
During the validation, it will give you a Microsoft phone number. Call that number and they will help you activate the installation. If they are unable to do so, you will need to reinstall windows (or restore the system to factory default using the manufacturer's restore procedure.
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If your Vista Version is original then you must have a product key to activate. See your Vista pack, box and inside. There should have the product key. Some time in corporate version or OEM pack you may not found any product key because that version is pre activated. In that case just install the pack by ignored the product key activation step. After installation, try to update it from internet. Then check in the My Computer properties that if the windows activated or not. If it is not activated, then contact with dealer or from where you have purchase it. You can contact with Microsoft by visiting Microsoft website.
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