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    Hi,

     

    I have purchased a new computer and told them that I already have an ultimate key and that i would activate it.  When I received the PC, it had Vista Home premium installed.  When I go to activate it with my Ultimate key it displays the following error. 

     

    "The product key you have entered will not work with this edition of Windows Vista.

     

    You must either run Windows Vista Setup or enter a Windows Vista Business product key."

     

    Is there anything I can do to fix this?

     

    Best regards and thanks in advance,

     

    Rob

    Friday, February 22, 2008 7:53 PM

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    Hi Ron,

     

      First off, To use a Vista Ultimate product key, you have to have Vista Ultimate installed. My suggestion is to install Vista Ultimate using the software that came with the Vista Ultimate product key.

     

      Also, from the error message, it sounds like your product key may, in fact, be for Vista Business. You may want to confirm with person or company, that you bought the Vista Ultimate from, if it is, in fact, Vista Ultimate.

     

      Lastly, your issue does not appear to be Activation or Validation related and, as such, is off topic for this forum. If you need additional assistance with your issue, I suggest reposting your question to one of the Vista Newsgroups at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=42486 or go to http://support.microsoft.com for additional support options.

     

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Friday, February 22, 2008 9:31 PM