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Hi, my name is Jeff, I reloaded my windows vista from my dell install cd. it loaded fine now its has i need to activate windows, i put in the key code and it says not valid. whats up with this

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You may have to re validate that key, by calling MSoft..sometimes the pirating action can complicate your life..

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That can happen, just call the 800 number and tell them what's going on and they'll give you an ID to manually type in. If you added or changed any hardware, can cause this also.

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its simple:

1. Get Windows XP Booteble CD from a friend or simple download it
for example "WINDOWS XP PRO sp3 x86 32 BIT"
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This is a tried and tested way to recover it takes quite long but here goes: (remember to backup all your documents first)

First you will need your Windows Vista Home Premium licence key the easiest way is to boot to safe mode using F8 then use a U3 stick USB drive with this U3 WinkeyFinder installed to find and save your Genuine Licence and also backup your Windows Activation file you will need this for later.

1.Install your Windows Vista Home SP1 operating system using the normal method with your install CD use you Genuine Key found using WinKey. Then restore you activation file using Winkey on the U3 drive.

2. Dowload the Windows Vista SP2 Patch CD from the Windows Website.

3. Reload all you drivers using this excellent Aspire 6920 recovery CD from WinGuides. It will cost you £10.

All done. if you dont have a Windows Vista SP1 Install CD then you will also have to download one which you can do legally as you already have a Genuine Licence if not check using this MGA Tool

Hope this helps please rate !



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You will need to download the drivers for all your hardware devices first from the Computers site, like for instance DELL, ACER and so on. You will need to search for the download drivers section or support drivers and also you will need the model number of computer to download correct drivers.

To install windows fresh onto system you will require either the Recovery/Restore CD or Windows XP/Vista. You will also need to set your bios system to boot the cd rom first so that it loads the installation as you start-up computer. If you have any problems repost questions or queries. Good Luck!

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