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Old vista laptop - cannot access. get invalid product key message.


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#1 Old_Feller

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:00 PM

Older laptop, 2008, cannot get past "invalid product key"

 

this old laptop hasn't been used in ages. I decided to fix it up, plus I'd love to get my pics off it. i bought it new and am legal owner.

 

so why is this happening? I put the product key in that is on the sticker that came with the computer, it rejects gives invalid product key.

 

there has not been any tampering and no windows installs. But it says my product key is not valid.

 

 

It's an Acer Aspire 5610

Possible reasons? Solution?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:03 PM

Hi,

 

Just an idea make sure the machine time and date is correct...


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:37 PM

I did in bios setup. Is the windows time/date separate from that?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:56 PM

Here are a couple of links that should help. You can always use a live linux disk to pull your photos.

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-windows_install/invalid-product-key-for-windows-vista-home-premium/af127d81-4e19-41d8-8fc0-39940bb865da

 

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/restoring-vista-functionality-once-in-reduced-functionality-mode/


Edited by JohnC_21, 18 May 2018 - 08:11 PM.





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