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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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I have trouble doing windows vista registration on line after re-booting my system. My labtop has OEM and original version was installed. Can please assist in the registration. My 25 character are as...


Occasionally some Windows Vista user may need to activate his or her copy of Windows Vista operating system through phone activation, such as in situation where the computer is offline without Internet access. Other possible reason to use phone to activate instead of automatic online activation is failure or facing problem to activate Vista online, and user have to fallback to alternative.

For most users, activation process normally starts with attempt to activate Vista online. Online activation is simple and effective way to activate the copy of installed Vista, and when it fails or cannot activate successfully, then user can opt to activate by phone. If you want to skip and bypass online activation and go straight to activate Vista or Windows 7 by phone (i.e. in the case of offline PC with no Internet connection, do these steps:
  1. Click on Start Menu.
  2. Type slui.exe 4 into Start Search, and then press Enter.
  3. Go to step 10.
Normal activation procedures for Windows Vista, including fallback on phone activation:
  1. Click on Start Menu.
  2. Right click on Computer and then click Properties, or open the Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> System icon.
  3. Scroll down to the Windows activation section and click on the Activate Windows now link.
  4. Click on Activate Windows online now. Note: If you have not entered a product key during installation, the wizard will ask for a genuine serial key. If you uncertain of the serial number key used, or want to change the key used, click on Change product key link.
    And, this step must fails in order to go to phone activation.
  5. If the online activation process, user can continue to attempt to activate using automated phone system by clicking on Use the automated phone system to activate option.
  6. Select your location and click on Next button when prompt to find available phone numbers for activation.
  7. Click Continue if prompted with UAC dialog box, except for those who had disabled UAC.
  8. A local phone number or nearest telephone number will be displayed on screen, together with a set of Installation ID (54 numbers in total - 6 numbers in 9 groups) generated by Windows.
  9. Call the activation phone number.
  10. The call will be answered by automated voice response (AVR) system, that asked caller to speak, or if voice recognition failed, press the phone button to enter the Installation ID listed behind "Step 2?. The numbers needed to enter is a lot (54). If you want simpler way to do it, just speak and enter anything to let automated service fails, and then wait for the call to transfer to activation operator (a real human). Sometimes, if for some reason the Installation ID entered is not accepted by the AVR, your call may be transferred to human operator too. Note: The human operator may ask for the reason that causes requirement of reactivation or activation of Vista. Just tell the truth, e.g. hardware upgrade, transferring to new PC (for non-OEM edition only) and etc.
  11. No matter who you talk to (machine or human CSO), a set of Confirmation ID numbers which consists of 48 digits (6 numbers in 8 groups) will be given if Microsoft believes that your copy of Windows Vista is genuine and legitimate. Write down the Confirmation ID.
  12. Back to Windows Vista, type in the Confirmation ID given by the phone system into the wizard boxes after the "Step 3?, and then click on Next button.
  13. The activation should be successfully done with Activation was successful window appears. Click on Close button to quit.

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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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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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MS Office does not recognize my product code.


You need to purchase the product key. The product key on the computer is for Windows 7 and not for Microsoft office.

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Product key of windows 98


Asking for a "product-key" is SOFTWARE PIRACY.

Note that Microsoft stopped issuing security-updates for Windows 98 several years ago, and will stop issuing security-updates for Windows 2000 after July 2010.

So, install Windows XP, or buy a new computer, and a newer version of Microsoft Windows (Vista or 7) will be preinstalled.

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How i can get window vista product key ?


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
To get Windows Vista product key please visit this website:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/en-us
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I want a product key for vista home basic


SOUNDS LIKE YOU DID NOT VERIFY YOU VISTA COPY WITH MICROSOFT. IT IS EASY, IF YOU STILL HAVE A PRODUCT CODE, GO TO YOUR CONTROL PANEL-YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM. IT WILL TELL YOU THAT THE WINDOWS HAS EXPIRED. CLICK CHANGE PRODUCT KEY- ENTER THE ONE YOU HAVE, IT WILL OPEN TO A NEW SET OF BLOCKS TO B FILLED WITH NUMBERS FROM MICROSOFT, THEN YOU HAVE TO USE THE TELEPHONE OPTION TO CALL MICROSOFT. THEY WILL ASK YOU TO PROVIDE THE NUMBERS IN BLOCKS THAT APPEAR ON YOUR SCREEN WHEN YOU ENTERED THE PRODUCT KEY YOU HAVE FROM YOU DISK.

IN RETURN THEY WILL ASK HOW MANY TIMES YOU'VE USED THAT COPY AND YOU MUST SAY ONCE. THEN THEY WILL GIVE YOU A VERIFICATION SET OF NUMBERS TO ENTER ON THE BLANK BLOCKS THEN IT IS ACTIVATED. IT IS NOT A LONG PROCESS WHEN YOU DO IT PRACTICALLY

IF THIS SOUNDS TOO LONG, SEND ME YOU CD CODE OR KEY THE I WILL VERIFY IT FOR YOU ON MY EMAIL ADDRESS 208501414@UKZN.AC.ZA.

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Is the product key on the bottom for vista,If not use the one from the package.

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25 number product key Windows vista MS Office


The product key printed on the sticker at the bottom of your Laptop is for Windows only, and not for Office.

If you have Office suite installed on your laptop, then Follow the indications here to locate your Microsoft Office Trial product key, or contact Microsoft.

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WINDOWS VISTA


First : NEVER post your key online !!!! then anyone can use it and activate it!!!!

Did you get the install CD's for Office? if not the Office you have is a trial and you have to buy it and get a key.

For windows change the key to the one on the bottom of the machine .

If you have Windows XP you can change it with this software:
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

If you have vista try this page:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/productkeysactivation/ht/changevistakey.htm

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