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How to activate Windows Vista.

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  • I am trying to activate my windows vista home basic edition.  Previously  i had installed XP on my computer but now when I am trying to again activate Vista that was delivered to me at the time of purchase with the system, I am required to enter the Product key  but am not able to use the key that is printed on the back side of my laptop . Kindly tell me what should I do?
    Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:10 PM

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  • "Amit Kumar Gupta 198727" wrote in message news:4e0fd0ee-fc34-4c6b-9dda-325dcbebe152...
    I am trying to activate my windows vista home basic edition.  Previously  i had installed XP on my computer but now when I am trying to again activate Vista that was delivered to me at the time of purchase with the system, I am required to enter the Product key  but am not able to use the key that is printed on the back side of my laptop . Kindly tell me what should I do?
     
    If you reinstalled Basic using the manufacturer’s Recovery system, you should not have had to enter any Key.
    What EXACTLY happens when you try to enter the COA Key from the sticker?
     
    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please
     
    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, February 26, 2012 2:10 PM
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  • "Amit Kumar Gupta 198727" wrote in message news:4e0fd0ee-fc34-4c6b-9dda-325dcbebe152...
    I am trying to activate my windows vista home basic edition.  Previously  i had installed XP on my computer but now when I am trying to again activate Vista that was delivered to me at the time of purchase with the system, I am required to enter the Product key  but am not able to use the key that is printed on the back side of my laptop . Kindly tell me what should I do?
     
    If you reinstalled Basic using the manufacturer’s Recovery system, you should not have had to enter any Key.
    What EXACTLY happens when you try to enter the COA Key from the sticker?
     
    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please
     
    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, February 26, 2012 2:10 PM
    Moderator
  • no reply from the Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.


    Darin MS

    Thursday, March 1, 2012 9:03 PM