I had to re-install Windows Vista: Home Basic a while back from an ISO I downloaded. I have a Toshiba laptop that's OEM manufactured.
But when I tried to activate Vista with my cd-key, it said it wouldn't activate. I eventually called Microsoft about activation but I was then told my
key has been blocked because I have a counterfeit Windows and was told to report it "How To Tell" at Microsoft.
The problem with this is that I was told a while back that I could download an ISO as long as I had the product id and activation key by various people including computer shop owners and the like.
I had downloaded "Vista Ultimate" which had the version of windows I needed from vista64x.com that linked to another website which no longger had the downloads available so I decided to download from a dec 2014 archive.org page.
But I'm too paranoid to report counterfeit copies because this sounds like entrapment even if I did nothing wrong.
What should I do?