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  • Question


    I had a recent hard drive crash on a Dell pc that I upgraded to Vista Home Premium a few months ago.  I ended up having to have the hard drive replaced thus wiping out everything including the operating system.  The repair shop installed a new drive and Vista Home Premium but didn't use my upgrade key but another one.  Probably to avoid loading XP, then upgrading it to Vista. Now I can't validate the Vista installation because it says the key I have is for an upgrade.  I paid for XP initially when I bought the machine and I paid for a Vista upgrade a few months ago. I'm all paid up. 


    How do I get this installation validated  

    Monday, March 10, 2008 8:32 PM