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#1 Megaman1

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:30 PM

Hi,

I was running vista home premium but, then I had problems with the pc so, I formatted the HDD and I installed vista home premimum but, I wasnt asked to type a produck key, why was this??

Thanks.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 11:52 PM

What type of disk did you use?
Vista DVD, or some recovery DVD?

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 02:13 AM

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 05:29 AM

If it's the OS disk supplied with a brandname computer, then it is likely to be pre-registered, like the XP with my Compaq laptop. I can just re-install from the CD and go, it doesn't ask for a product key.
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

Well, you'll probably still have to activate it.

Right-click Computer > Properties > Scroll to the bottom of the Window

If it looks like this, you're good to go:

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But if it looks like this, you'll have to enter your product key (sometimes on the bottom/back of the computer or on the install disc packaging).

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 08:27 AM

When I checked to see if I needed to activate windows, it wrote (27 days to activate windows) and I activated windows but, I did not have to enter a product key, why is this???

and how does it work???

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:04 PM

Like Platypus said...

If it's the OS disk supplied with a brandname computer, then it is likely to be pre-registered, like the XP with my Compaq laptop. I can just re-install from the CD and go, it doesn't ask for a product key.


It may have already entered the product key (or it was built in). You simply had to activate it (over the internet). :huh:

Check this out: Windows Product Activation
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