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.
Hope this helps
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 27, 2013 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...
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.
Jul 05, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Oct 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Jul 27, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...
Apr 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Feb 20, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 8000, 8100, 8200 Series...
Sep 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Aug 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate for PC
Apr 16, 2009 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...
Nov 29, 2008 | Gateway Computers & Internet
203 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!