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#1 seamom

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:51 PM

I have had this notebook 9+ m. I had to recover it. and now I'm getting a message my vista product key is invalid. I can go online. (I'm here) But I can't access my files. My start key isn't even working!! What am I supposed to do now. Any suggestions?

I live in oregon and due to the weather (I think) I can't call microsoft to fix this problem. I can't do anything but go online. I can't go to my computer, go to my desktop, cont, alt del dosen't even work. Help please!!!!

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:32 AM

Do you have a OEM (Operating system that came installed in the computer) or you installed the software yourself?

If the case is an OEM please let us know the specs of your PC.


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 01:35 AM

it's the oem I don't know the specs by heart and can't access the to give them to you.
what info do you need the most?

Edited by seamom, 04 December 2007 - 01:38 AM.


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:48 AM

What make and model is your PC?
If you can't go online to activate your copy of Vista - then you'll have to make the phone call.
An excellent article about Windows Activation: http://www.windows-vista-update.com/Window...Activation.html
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 11:34 AM

I work with OEM's, and sometimes you have to use a function to make it work. Some strange thing with Vista.

I ask cause if your PC/NB is lets say HP, call HP and tell them the situation you are having. But if it's a Operating System you purchased then you call Microsoft for another Key. If you use the Key in the label on a OEM, for some reason it will give you the fact it's invalid in some cases. and calling MS for a new one will end in them referring you to your manufacturer, even xfering the call :huh: stating the key is invalid.


OEM's don't need to be activated, but Vista will ask for this in some cases and there is a way to fix it, I'm sure your manufacturer will help you on that.

I don't think it's permitted here to post the function to rearm it. so please go to your manufacturer.

:huh:




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Edited by ^MavericK!, 04 December 2007 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 01:37 PM

The weather has cleared and I was able to get a hold of microsoft. After I restored my notebook I had to phone in to reactivate it.
I couldn't just do it on line. So all is well now.
Thank you for the help and advice.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 03:29 AM

that happens. if you have already activated once like when you first bought it. It sometimes will make you call them.
I think they just want you to talk to them that way once in awhile they get crazy callers they record them and listen to the latter and all laugh. :-D




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