Vista Ultimate key not valitated on Home Premium Notebook HP Pavilion dv9727us RRS feed

  • Question

  • I purchased a HP Pavillion with Vista Home Premium pre-installed. I own several Vista Ultimate licenses. When ever I try to install a clean version of Vista Ultimate the license key is rejected as 'couldn't be validated' and only the Home Premium version will install clean. I'm not concerened about the HP support options I'd potentially could lose by installing an unsupported OS. I am a Certified Microsoft partner and I need Ultimate on this machine to work. I called both Microsoft partner support and HP only to get sent into the opposite direction.

    What can I do to correct this issue? 

    Saturday, June 7, 2008 11:19 AM