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  • I bought my HP Pavilion Laptop last summer, it came with vista home premium on it, and its saying that my product key is not valid.
    I have gotten this message before and I used the automated phone system to fix it, but the problem this time is that the sticker on the bottom of my laptop is worn alittle and I am unable to identify 3 of the characters in the product key. 

    I have the rest of it and I was wondering if there is a way I can the 3 characters that I am missing

    Thanks-

    Sunday, August 3, 2008 6:02 PM

Answers

  •  

    If your computer is still operational:


    Retrieve your Windows Product Key
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/ViewKeyXP.htm 

    You can reset your Windows Vista activation by performing the following:

     

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  slui.exe 4

     

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

     

    3. Select your Country.

     

    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation.

     

    5.  Once completed, restart your computer.

     

    6.  Then visit http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/  and click Validate Windows.


    Please note: I am not a Microsoft employee...only a voluntary forum contributor.
    Sunday, August 3, 2008 9:15 PM
    Moderator

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  •  

    If your computer is still operational:


    Retrieve your Windows Product Key
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/ViewKeyXP.htm 

    You can reset your Windows Vista activation by performing the following:

     

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  slui.exe 4

     

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

     

    3. Select your Country.

     

    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation.

     

    5.  Once completed, restart your computer.

     

    6.  Then visit http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/  and click Validate Windows.


    Please note: I am not a Microsoft employee...only a voluntary forum contributor.
    Sunday, August 3, 2008 9:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks alot- its working now
    Sunday, August 3, 2008 10:28 PM