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