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My Product key says it's invalid and i need a new one I bought a vista home basic compuer and later I used the upgrade disk for Windows Vista Home premium ,but it says i need a new product in 4 days.And i dont want to call microsoft,all i want is a product key or something that aciveates it. I instaled this thing wich tells you your product key but when i entered the key it said it was allready in use please help.

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You should have gotten a new key when you purchased the upgrade.

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