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Product Key Help

I lost my product key for my Windows Vista Starter. I'm really confused. Under the control panel there is information about the system, and it says my product ID at the bottom, but when I go to activate windows and type it in, there are several characters that it says are invalid...... So I downloaded a keygen/key finder, and it gave me a completely different key (which also confused me). I typed that in, all valid characters, but it said that that key was already in use. I keep getting a message that if I don't activate windows within a certain number of days, it will stop working. I need my computer for my classes, and am graduating from college soon. PLEASE HELP!

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  • skrabarl Apr 22, 2009

    I did it, and get the same key I had before. I enter it and It says that the key is already in use.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    i want a new product key for windows vista ultimate please help me about the key address !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Product ID and Windows Key are not the same. There should be a sticker on the bottom of your netbook, that has the original Windows key on it. Write it down on a piece of paper, and then key it in to solve the problem. Do NOT use a keygen, or crack as this will give up your ability to update your system and keep it current and protected. Anyone posting cracks or Windows keys on this site if in violation of the Terms of Use, and should be banned.

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Do not use a keygen. Download and install this: http://www.belarc.com/Programs/advisor.exe and it will tell you what your key is. Write it down, but more important copy/paste it into the activation screen so things don't happen like putting in the letter o instead of numeral 0, transposing letters and/or numbers and the like.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • rjivaro Apr 22, 2009

    The same as you originally had or the same one the keygen gave you? If you can recover the original key, when you try to activate and fail a phone number is given so you can call microsoft. Call them and tell them what is going on. They are very helpful and will get you running in minutes.

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