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  • I brought a PC from E-bay it came with Vista Home permium license KEY but no OS installed. While installing Vista when I entered the license Key that came with the PC, it doesn't proceed and gives the message " invalid product key"

    I installed the OS by selecting the option to enter product key later. Now I want to register these keys how I can do this ?  as this  installation will only gives me 30 days to enter the license key.


    Thursday, June 3, 2010 5:58 PM


  • Hello Shafaatsaeed,

      I assume you used a Retail Windows disk to reinstall Vista. However you are trying to enter an OEM Product Key.  This rarely works.

     The resolution to your issue is to contact the Manufacturer of that computer and request a replacment copy of the OEM Windows Recovery Software for that model of computer.  Once you get the replacment copy of the OEM software, install it and it will then accept the OEM Product key.

    Thank you,

    Darin MS
    Thursday, June 3, 2010 7:46 PM