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Windows Vista I have just bought my son an new Acer laptop with was running OK untill I realized he had put the free CD that had come inside the box (Windows Upgrade). After a while it started to ask for a product key, he just ignored it and now he carnt do anything with it, it just has a black screen and needs the product key...I really don't want to buy any upgrades! Any Ideas as to what I can do without losing everything? ManyThanks

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Re: Windows Vista

Press f8 while the system is booting up and the safe mode screen will appear, you then choose last known good configuration and press enter for a reboot.

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