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windows vista update

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  • bought toshiba windows vista years back computer ok now have taken the toshiba hardrive and stuck in a hp computer it worked had years worth of updates did them it worked fine for month but now since the updates says it needs to product key code activation for windows vista there's no code sticker like it says on the computer don't know what to do ! ?????? don't want to pay money for that can use it any way just fine though 
    Friday, September 5, 2014 7:47 PM

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  • If your install was an OEM version then it is permanently tied to the hardware on which it was originally installed.  To be certain of that, please run a diagnostic and post the results.  Read the directions below to get the diagnostic program.

    MGA Diagnostic Report:

    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.

    If you can't access the desktop....
     
    If you do not have access to the Start Button:
     1) Login to Vista and click the option that brings up Internet Explorer.
     2) Type: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 into the browser address bar.
     3) A window will come up asking if you want to “Run” or “Save”, Select “Run”
     4) When the program runs, click the “Continue” button, then click the “Copy” button (IGNORE any error messages at this point).
     5) Return to this thread 
    6) In a reply post, paste the Diagnostic Report (by right-click select Paste or by using Ctrl+V)

     

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    One Issue Per Thread:

    Most Activation and Validation issues look the same, on the surface, but can have many different causes and fixes. This is why we ask for a diagnostic report and this is also why we ask that you create your own thread for your issue (in other words, don't post your issue in another person's thread). 

    It just becomes too complicated to try to troubleshoot multiple different issues in the same thread.

    New to the Forums?

    Note that if you are new to these forums, you may find that you are unable to post due to a restriction on the inclusion of links and pictures.
    Simply delete the only lines that contain links -  this will allow the remainder of the report to upload (and those lines are not generally critical to the report anyhow)


    Please do not read this sentence. Please ignore the previous sentence.

    Friday, September 5, 2014 8:28 PM