Vista woes, validation problems... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ok, I spent 2 hours on the phone with support on friday to no avail, I was bounced around back and forth, I essentially learned that my key is valid.. ok, that does me no good if my product will not activate.

    Yes, I tried everything mentioned here in the forums, re-enter key, phone activation, all the little command prompts etc.. MS even says my copy is genuine through the validation on the site..

    I look at my dvd and it says Vista Ultimate on it, fine... I have Vista Ultimate, at least I think, or would think so anyway right?! I know there are other versions on the disc as well..

    When I installed Vista I could not enter my key, it told me it could not identify my product key. So I opted to install without inputting the key, everything went fine till I tried to activate...

    could the key I received be bad? could it be for one of the other versions?

    the error I get when trying to activate is one that says it is already in use, and another that says it is not for Vista...


    I'm confused... please help

    Sunday, March 4, 2007 11:16 PM


  • Can you tell me the exact error codes?  Are they 0xC004C003 and 0xC004C008?
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 6:13 PM