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When setting up new computer, Windows Vista keeps asking for Product key number to secure computer. Will not accept this number that is on the new computer

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Maybe your vista license is for one computer only that's why will not accept the serial or product key you need to purchase another windows vista software with license

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How to format a computer with windows vista.


<span> <p>To format your hard disk during Windows Vista installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows Vista installation disc or USB flash drive.<br /> <ol> <li>Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows Vista installation disc, and then shut down your computer.<br /><br /></li> <li>Restart your computer.<br /><br /></li> <li>Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.<br /><br /></li> <li>On the <b>Install Windows</b> page, follow any instructions that are displayed, and then click <b>Install now</b>. <ul> <li>If the <b><a href="http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-format-computer.php#">Install Windows</a></b> page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Start-Windows-from-a-CD-or-DVD">Start Windows from a CD or DVD</a>.</li></ul></li> <li>On the <b>Get important updates for installation</b> page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You will need an Internet connection to get installation updates.<br /><br /></li> <li>On the <b>Type your product key for activation</b> page, do one of the following: <ul> <li>If you are reinstalling Windows Vista, you should enter your product key now.</li> <li>If you are not reinstalling Windows Vista, you can skip this step.</li></ul></li> <li>On the <b>Please read the license terms</b> page, if you accept the license terms, click <b>I accept the license terms</b>.<br /><br /></li> <li>On the <b>Which type of installation do you want?</b> page, click <b>Custom</b>.<br /><br /></li> <li>On the <b>Where do you want to install Windows</b>? page, click <b>Drive options (advanced)</b>.<br /><br /></li> <li>Click the partition that you want to format and click <b>Format</b> <ul> <li>If you have more than one partition on this hard drive and want to get rid them to make one big drive again, then select a partition and click on the <b>Delete</b> option for each partition. Once you have deleted all of the partitions, select the <b>Unallocated Space</b> partition and click <b>Format</b></li></ul></li> <li>When you've finished formatting, click <b>Next</b>.<br /><br /></li> <li>Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows Vista, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account. <ul> <li>If you do not want to reinstall Windows Vista, you can cancel the installation at this point and keep your newly formatted drives.</li></ul></li></ol></span>

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My system asking a new PRODUCT KEY for activation. i dont have the KEY. now what can i do????????????


you would have to call Microsoft or contact there support team if you have proof of purchase they can give u product key. i would also think about contacting the original manufacturer of the computer as they could provide u if you have proof of purchase. if not you could always purchase a windows vista or windows 7 operating system. microsofts number is 800-642-7676 and there Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 5am-9pm PT
Sat-Sun: 6am-3pm PT

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Have vista program say i need product key


Is it WINDOWS thats asking for the product key for Vista?

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Unable to access safe mode using f8 or msconfig because a virus has exe,


try to scan ur system using your anti-virus or if still not work you need to reset it to its factory default or reformatting your HDD...



How to Format a Computer with Windows Vista

Warning - Formatting hard drive information does not permanently erase the data. Even after a computer has been formatted, deleted files can be easily recovered. If you want to permanently wipe your hard drive by completely overwritting hard drive data, check out WipeDrive.
To format your hard disk during Windows Vista installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows Vista installation disc or USB flash drive.

  1. Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows Vista installation disc, and then shut down your computer.

  2. Restart your computer.

  3. Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

  4. On the Install Windows page, follow any instructions that are displayed, and then click Install now.
    • If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start Windows from a CD or DVD.
  5. On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You will need an Internet connection to get installation updates.

  6. On the Type your product key for activation page, do one of the following:
    • If you are reinstalling Windows Vista, you should enter your product key now.
    • If you are not reinstalling Windows Vista, you can skip this step.
  7. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms.

  8. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

  9. On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).

  10. Click the partition that you want to format and click Format
    • If you have more than one partition on this hard drive and want to get rid them to make one big drive again, then select a partition and click on the Delete option for each partition. Once you have deleted all of the partitions, select the Unallocated Space partition and click Format
  11. When you've finished formatting, click Next.

  12. Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows Vista, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.
    • If you do not want to reinstall Windows Vista, you can cancel the installation at this point and keep your newly formatted drives.

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The pc asked for product key on the pc, but when typed in, will no accept the code. Also rtied putting windows xp on system and the pc would not accept the product key for that program either. there are...


You will have to phone Microsoft - sorry it's annoying I know. There is a phone number to call once the activation fails for the fist time.
It shouldn't take you long, and I don't expect you will have any issues activating Windows over the phone.
Cheers!

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Hello, the product key in the bottom of the laptop is for windows, the product key the program is asking is somewhere else, possibly on top of the cd or on the cd cover or in a manual.

you have to ask your dealer about it if you can't find it.

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