my product key doesn't work. RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi. i have a problem.

    actually, i lost my recovery CD and few days ago my computer wan't working well. so i did format and install vista as trial version with my friends' CD which is not used before. and after then i tried to activate my windows but it says it is valid product key. what is my problem.
    please help me..
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:12 AM


  • Hello my product key,

      Using an OEM Product Key (the key from the sticker on the side or bottom or your computer) in either a Retail version of Vista (or in Recovery software from a different manufacturer) is hit or miss. Sometimes it work, but mostly it does not. 

      It is recommened that you contact the company that manufactured your computer and request a replacement recovery CD.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
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    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:15 PM