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Window's Vista Product Key

Q: Window's Vista Product Key

So my mom got my little brother a pc to play games on like minecraft, He's 8. So I want it to be a suprise. for his birthday soon and I cant activate it was a window vista when I got it now I upgraded it to a windows 7 64 bit, off a disk. and its not accepting the key I tried everything recreating / rebuilding the licensing store. really everything it just saids Invalid product key. I have the coa sticker on the tower and everything it's a "x13-04657" on the sticker thanks hope you can help me

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Preferred Solution: Window's Vista Product Key

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Dear,
Please suggest me how to get my previos version window vista product key? Now I am having product key of vista on back of my laptop, but it is not clear anymore,mean some of the digit are not visible, please give me your kindful advise that where can I see my previous version hp window vista home premium product key.
Thanx and Regaed
Rupam

A:recover of old window vista product key

Hi and welcome to TSF, you can try this https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

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Please could one of you give me a valid PosReady 2009 product key as the one Microsoft provided me with was invalid according to the installer.

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I have had to put a new hard drive in my laptop after the original one failed.
I then reinstalled Vista using the product recovery CD that came with the laptop (not the recovery cds i made as these did not work!)

Vista is now asking me to supply a product key as the one given is incorrect.
I tried the key from the bottom of the laptop, but this does not work.

What to i do?

A:Re: vista product key needed (new HDD - used product recovery cd)

> . I tried the key from the bottom of the laptop, but this does not work

The Windows product key on the bottom side of your notebook is an OEM license key. That means this can?t be used with other Windows versions.

> What to i do?

To buy Windows key or order a recovery disk if available:

https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Window 8.1 Pro Product Key ?  Product Name:                    Hp  23-p017cOperating system:            Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit  I have purchaed this computer one year and have ago and upgraded to Window  8.1 Pro. It has been working fine till recently. It crushed and gave me this error: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.  I have tried to daignos and failed every posible Referesh, Repair, Reset, and Recovery solusions system provided me. So for the last effort I had to reistall the whole opperating system. Luckly everything is working fine now. The only problem i'm having now is that I'm getting the meassage Activate Windows.   And I don't have and I don't where it is the product key to activate with. So my quesion is Where can I get the original Product Key this computer came with? Any feed back will be greatly appriciated. Thanks you Waryaa

A:Window 8.1 Pro Product Key

WARYAA Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing your product key and wanted to help. With Win8x, the product key is embedded into the UEFI firmware on the motherboard.  You can retrieve it by following these directions:  Product Key - Find for Windows 8 However ... you have a bigger problem.  Your Win8.1 is not activating because you most likely reinstalled Win8 from an image your downloaded from the Internet or from an MS DVD -- and those images are Retail versions. Your PC came preinstalled with an HP OEM version of Win8 -- and the product key from that can only be used to activate the HP OEM version, not the Retail versions.  So basically, the version you installed will not activate unless you go out and buy a license for it. What will work is restoring your machine to its original factory condition using HP Recovery Media.  This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks.  You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Upd... Read more

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Hi, I have HP Notebook 14-am042TX Product ID X9J14PA#ACJ.  I had to format my device due to damageof HDD. So, I have installed new window 10 at my machine. I want to know window 10 serial key to activate window, which is associated with my machine product id. Please help me to get my window 10 serial key.   Thanks & Regards,Vineeta

A:Window 10 Product Key

Hi, The key is in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Note: You don't need product key, it will activate automatically.Regards,  

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I found the window 7 ultiomate installed is not genuine. where can i buy a genuine product ke

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PZ TELL ME THE PRODUCT KEY OF WINDOW 8.1

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Hi, I bought the XPS8500 preinstall with Window 8 from DELL. May I know how to get the window product key?

A:Window 8 Product Key

Follow the instructions here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/#OEMKey

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I have Dell Inspiron 1564 and it comes with window 7 home Premium installed on it, latter I installed window 10(pirated version) on it. Initially it works well, I d id not noticed any kind of issue. But after some time, laptops fan making unnecessary rotations and making noise, and heating. I do not use any kind of heavy software on it. I browse the internet on Chrome and sometime on Mozila Firefox. But the laptop behave like i'm running very intense software on it. Even, when it is in ideal condition it's fan start with very high speed making the nose like hairdryer.
As it comes with OEM drive , I have installed window 7 Home Premium again to get the product key so that i can reinstall window 10 with product key. But when i checked OEM drive it completely empty.
I have tried "wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey" commend to get the key but did not get the keys. I posting the supporting images, help me out.






 

A:How to get the window product key from OEM.

Hi, and welcome to TSG.

The product key should be on the holographic Windows 7 Certificate Of Authenticity sticker attached to the outside of the computer. On laptops, this sticker may sometimes be inside the battery compartment. I have attached a photo of such a sticker used by Dell with part of the product key blanked out.
 

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how to get product key for window 8.1

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I lose my product key and I even do not remember my window 7 product key. I do not know how to find it and it very difficult for me to active the window 7 again because I want to restore back my computer to window 7. how to find my window 7 product
key? it very complicated for me to find the product key. I really need help to find again my product key.

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Hey Guys,

In 'System Information', there's a link that says 'Get more features with a new edition of windows". Clicking that brings up an 'Enter Product Key' page, and it is only at this point that I realize my product key isn't stuck to the bottom of this PC.

So, researching this on Google, I found a product key that Microsoft Released for the Trial:
NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F

So, my question is: Will my Windows 8 Product Key work with 8.1 Preview?
If so, I think I would rather dig that up than use a generic key.

If it doesn't, and I need to use this generic key, what happens at the end of the Preview when everyone has the same Product Key.

Will Windows 8 become an Operating System where you'll need to pay for the updated OS after the preview? Ie, paying for and getting a new Product Key?

And last, does anyone know what features entering a product key will actually unlock?

Thanks, Kurt

A:Window 8.1 Product Key? A few questions.

Originally Posted by BarkerBlast


Hey Guys,

In 'System Information', there's a link that says 'Get more features with a new edition of windows". Clicking that brings up an 'Enter Product Key' page, and it is only at this point that I realize my product key isn't stuck to the bottom of this PC.

So, researching this on Google, I found a product key that Microsoft Released for the Trial:
NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F

So, my question is: Will my Windows 8 Product Key work with 8.1 Preview?
If so, I think I would rather dig that up than use a generic key.

If it doesn't, and I need to use this generic key, what happens at the end of the Preview when everyone has the same Product Key.

Will Windows 8 become an Operating System where you'll need to pay for the updated OS after the preview? Ie, paying for and getting a new Product Key?

And last, does anyone know what features entering a product key will actually unlock?

Thanks, Kurt




Welcome to EF BarkerBlast !

1- You can upgrade from Windows 8 without entering a product key, but for a clean install you'll always need a product key. You can enter the generic key or a key received from MSDN in case you have a subscription. Windows 8 keys do not work for a clean install.

2- At the end of the preview, if you upgraded from a valid Windows 8 install you'll be able to upgrade to RTM without a product key, but you will lose all your apps. If you installed the preview form an ISO or upgraded from a n... Read more

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I own a legit copy of windows 7 ultimate and I want to use it on another computer but I was reading online I can only use the product key only on one PC .where can I buy additional product keys or is it OK to use it again on a different pc

A:Window 7 product key question

Well I guess one product key is valid for only one computer. That's what I know.

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I bought my laptop in a best buy store in 2014, it had windows 8 pre installed.  Recently my hard drive have crased and so i have to repalce the hard drive. I want to activate the windows 8 again, but don't find the product key.  The microsoft support detect the product key isn't into the BIOS.  Please help me to get my windows 8 product key back   Thank.

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my windows is  deactivated when i try to change product for upgradation purpose.so how i get my product key of preinstalled oem window?

A:regarding product key recovery of oem window 8.1

Hi, Please do not messing up with Microsoft. Hopefully the key is still in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/Regards,

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i bought a new ssd and reformated my computer that been working with window 7 that ive free upgraded to window10 for couple years. now it says that my oem product keys is blocked ... i did a diagnostif genuine , and i am not sure what i can do from there


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WQQCJ-T6QXB-GRMDJ
Windows Product Key Hash: rwC5RqMkPqNJrw+k2j6i4WYod/8=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9827414-43283
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {AC918CFC-2FF2-4688-84AA-07DEBE30A825}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr =... Read more

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Dear

 
We are facing window product activation error. Due to this we are unable to access the desktop and machine software .
 
Please find the attached step by step  images for your reference.

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Reinstall Window Xp from CD and was unable to login in to Window after activation.  I found a way to login but still show i had 30 days to activate Window.  Call Microsoft and they validate that my product key was good.  File c:\windows\system32\slui.exe is missing and they couldn't help solving my problem.
Microsoft feeds synchronization  has encountered a problem and need to be close.  I do i remove this from coming on my screen every 30 seconds,

thanks

A:Reinstall Window XP- Product Activation

Dell OEM disks do not require activation.  If the SLP key is missing this means you did not use DELL OEM media OR you are trying to use XP on a system that did not come with XP.   Microsoft DOES NOT provide support for SLP activation or OEM Versions of windows.
 
"Microsoft feeds synchronization" errors are XP Internet explorer errors and has nothing to do with Activation."
XP is end of life End of support AND microsoft has removed the downloads for Service pack 1 and 2 and 3.
 
Reinstalls of XP require service packs as well as IE8 minimum.
Its probably too late to get most of the links below.

XP is no longer supported. I highly recommend you download all 4 gigs of the files below to a flash drive because later on they will no longer be available.

All of the Dell CD's I have have Dotnet 1.1 sp1 on them.  You have to install your dots in order.  CHIPSET Should be FIRST before anything else.

There will be tons of stuff to install if you don't have even with SP3

IE8 being one. DOTNET 1.1 is on the XP CD from dell.

I strongly recommend you download the files onto a flash drive because there is no telling how long these will stay.

It wont let you backtrack.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26

 Once you get all that you can install Firefox ESR

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all

And Flash 13.269

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html

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ok i was building the pc for first time out of old part and i made a bad mistake and for got to get the product key for software i tried jelly software but does in work or may be i just doing it wrong ok the computer start and reads software to the part were it ask to in put the product key i tried two or three product keys but they say in valid i called microsoft but wont give it to my because it has to live and die on that computer acorrding to the i am open to suggetions and will try any thing

A:lost product key for window xp home

Sorry buenf but we can't help you with that. An OEM (preinstalled) version of XP is only meant to be used on the computer it came with, it's the downside of not having to pay the full price of a retail licence. Getting the OEM key to work on another system would be illegal. Your only solution is to buy a retail licence and use the retail product key that comes with it (if you can't activate the OEM version with a retail product key you can phone ms or reinstall from scratch with the retail CD).

I'll close this thread, please refer to the forum rules.

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Hello,

I've been having a few issues with a new home-built computer (start up occurred on 11/25/2010), specifically BSOD's. Initially, the computer would crash due coming out of hibernation. This has been solved by turning off this feature, for now. In addition, a new problem cropped up yesterday. But first, a bit about the computer:

Computer background info:
-OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
-OEM version, purchased from Fry's Electronics.
-Motherboard: Gigabyte P55A-UD3
-Chipset: Intel i5-760
-RAM: 8gig Corsair XMS3 1600, matched latency
-HD: Seagate Barracuda 1 Tb 7200 rpm 32 Mb cache
-Video Card: NVidia GTX 460 768 MB

As window's updates have been installed the BSOD occurrence has slowed down until yesterday. Here is a chronological list of what happened:

-Computer was turned on, after being turned off since 12/18 as owner was on travel.
- During the first 15 minutes, two BSOD's occurred.
- After the second BSOD, the virus software registration files had become corrupted and required re-install (Kaspersky).
- After the Kaspersky registration files had been uploaded and the computer restarted, the Windows Product ID had been lost and had to be re-entered.
- Once the ID had been re-entered and accepted, Adobe Premiere fails to open fully: it will open to the main screen, but any further commands results in a software hang and the software has to be closed. This is new and had not occurred prior to the second BSOD on 12/31. Also, Window's media viewer will freez... Read more

A:BSOD and Window's Product ID lost...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CycloneJoe67


Hello,

I've been having a few issues with a new home-built computer (start up occurred on 11/25/2010), specifically BSOD's. Initially, the computer would crash due coming out of hibernation. This has been solved by turning off this feature, for now. In addition, a new problem cropped up yesterday. But first, a bit about the computer:

Computer background info:
-OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
-OEM version, purchased from Fry's Electronics.
-Motherboard: Gigabyte P55A-UD3
-Chipset: Intel i5-760
-RAM: 8gig Corsair XMS3 1600, matched latency
-HD: Seagate Barracuda 1 Tb 7200 rpm 32 Mb cache
-Video Card: NVidia GTX 460 768 MB

As window's updates have been installed the BSOD occurrence has slowed down until yesterday. Here is a chronological list of what happened:

-Computer was turned on, after being turned off since 12/18 as owner was on travel.
- During the first 15 minutes, two BSOD's occurred.
- After the second BSOD, the virus software registration files had become corrupted and required re-install (Kaspersky).
- After the Kaspersky registration files had been uploaded and the computer restarted, the Windows Product ID had been lost and had to be re-entered.
- Once the ID had been re-entered and accepted, Adobe Premiere fails to open fully: it will open to the main screen, but any further commands results in a software hang and the software has to be closed. This is new and had not occur... Read more

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Reinstall Window Xp from CD and was unable to login in to Window after activation.  I found a way to login but still show i had 30 days to activate Window.  Call Microsoft and they validate that my product key was good.  File c:\windows\system32\slui.exe is missing and they couldn't help solving my problem.
Microsoft feeds synchronization  has encountered a problem and need to be close.  I do i remove this from coming on my screen every 30 seconds,

thanks

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Do any of you guys who had Win8 preinstalled on your new computers have the problem of the PC Settings window keep opening up on its own. The right-hand side of the window states: 'This Product Key doesn't work.........etc. The bottom of the window states that it should have come with an email on purchase of the computer.
When I query this with both Acer & Windows they tell me that the Product Key no. is in the BIOS. That's all well & good but how do I stop this window continually opening?

A:PC Settings-Product Key. Window keeps opening on its own.

Can you post a screen shot of the window ?

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where i can find the product key for window 7 Ultimate 64 bit? 
please help me 

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I have HP Pro 610 tablet with windows 10 pro  upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro. Now i want to install neet windows 10 pro and want to use windows 8.1 product key to activate the windows. Is it possible....

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I got the following error message:

"WindowsUpdate_8007000E" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

I hope you can help me.

Thank you.

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I started to repair Vista but decided it wasn't necessary and did not follow through with using the repair disk.  Every time I boot up, a window appears telling me to insert the HP Product Support Disk in the CD Drive. How do I stop this from appearing? Thanks to anyone who replies. Doug

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Need help. My window activation product is pass 30 day limit. For this pass few days, I get the message and I am told that windows is already activated. so i think it's ok to ignored but now I can't logged in. i have to use another PC. right now i make the PC in Safe mode.

A:Window activation product pass 30 day limit

phone microsoft

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Hi

Using Windows ADK 10 v1511, I injected the three product keys in the respective volume images of the Multiple Editions (MSDN) and Education (MSDN) isos of Windows 10 v1511.

When, however, I boot these isos, the input window of the product keys is still displayed during the first installation phase of Windows 10. Why?

How do I avoid that this window appears in order to immediately display the window that allows to choose the edition to install?

Thanks

Bye

A:Avoid that the input window of the product keys is displayed

Originally Posted by balubeto


How do I avoid that this window appears in order to immediately display the window that allows to choose the edition to install?

Thanks

Bye



You can't do both. You can't skip the presentation of the product key window and have it ask for which edition to install. Insert the product key for the edition you want installed in a PID.txt file:

[PID]
Value=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

Product key goes in place of xx's obviously. Save the PID.txt file in the sources directory of the Windows 10 Install media. That will skip the product key window, but it will also define which version of Windows 10 gets installed so it will also skip the choose which version choice window as well.

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Good morning from Nigeria pls i have Window Activation problem on my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11; with the following details - Operating System=Window RT 8.1 Warranty = L505-0010-02 08/2011 License Agreement=L505-0009-02 04/2012 Model Name= 20187 Product No.= 59372538 Serial No. = xxxxx MO= R39Y33409801 I tried the Phone activation and they asked me to type in the first 6-7digit group number i see on the window Activation window to get my Product ID which i could find, pls what do i to activate my Window RT 8.1 ?
Good morning, i've called the USA toll frre phone number and still not working. I visited the site you posted to me and it shows that the Product Key of WINDOW RT 8.1 is preinstalled on the system embedded in the UEFI / BIOS firware of OEM PCs. so i did research on how to get the Product Key from the UEFI/ BIOS and i found out i will have to download a software call (NirSoft's Produkey or RWEverything) to reveal the embedded product key. The problem with this Window RT 8.1 is that, is only Application download from Window Store or Microsoft Store that can run on it. Please what do i do Now?
 
 
Moderator comment: Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief. Also, model added to subject for clarity.

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Hi,
I'm having trouble finding the windows 7 product key on Dell Studio 1558 laptop. I'm trying to format my drive by reinstall windows. I did install the Windows 7  that is not from OEM and now I'm planning to sell this laptop without giving away my Window 7 Installer product key, so I'm planning to reinstall windows 7 by OEM windows 7. Is it possible? Or did I just replace the Window 7 product key? Can someone help me in this case
Thank you,
Pat

A:Locating OEM Window 7 product key on Dell Studio 1558?

Depends on who the buyer is, their technical expertise and how you format the hard drive...
If you don't select format during the Windows setup there will be a Windows.old folder and the buyer can get all your old files from it.
If you just use the Windows format, the buyer can install recovery software which can get by the Windows format. It'll take a little work but it can be done.
The customer can obtain the product key if they install Belarc Advisor but that should be only for the current version of Windows installed, a determined user might be able to get the old key if you don't format and there is a Windows.old format. The old OS can be restored from the Windows.old folder for instance and BSelarc Advisor can then be used.
Your best bet is to use DBAN and completely wipe the hard drive. Only an expert in data recovery would be able to recover any data from the hard drive, it would probably be costly, time consuming and a pretty difficult job if DBAN is used. - I don't think many people would dedicate the time and resources to recover your data as statistically from a home consumer DBAN wiped system the probability of finding anything of any use to justify the time spent is probably low. For the not so through Windows format, maybe some "baddies" would have a quick look at it to see if they could find anything useful. However it is probably likely to go to a user who just want... Read more

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As many of you are now finding out, in order to upgrade your copy of XP to Vista, you need to have XP currently installed on the computer and the setup program must be run from withing XP. No longer can you boot off of the setup DVD and just insert the media of older versions that you are upgrading from. What this means is that there is no true way of doing a clean install from a formatted hard drive as when you enter the Vista product key it will tell you the setup must be run from within the previous operating system. Another issue that occurs is that you will invalidate the XP product key that you are upgrading from.Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install. To do this follow the steps below: Boot your computer form the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD. When you get to the setup screen, start a new setup of Vista.

When prompted to enter your product key, Do not enter it. Instead click on the Next button and continue with the setup. This will install Vista as a 30-day trial.

When prompted select the edition of Vista which you had purchased. So if you purchase Home Premium, select Home Premium. This is important, so do not pick a version that you did not purchase as it will affect later steps.

Once the setup has completed and you are back at your new Vista desktop, run the setup program from the Vista DVD again from within the new Vista 30-day trial.

Go through the setup, but this ti... Read more

A:How To Perform A Clean Vista Install Using A Vista Upgrade Product Key

Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install.That link doesn't work and has anyone done this to see if it actually works?

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As many of you are now finding out, in order to upgrade your copy of XP to Vista, you need to have XP currently installed on the computer and the setup program must be run from withing XP. No longer can you boot off of the setup DVD and just insert the media of older versions that you are upgrading from. What this means is that there is no true way of doing a clean install from a formatted hard drive as when you enter the Vista product key it will tell you the setup must be run from within the previous operating system. Another issue that occurs is that you will invalidate the XP product key that you are upgrading from.Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install. To do this follow the steps below:

A:How To Perform A Clean Vista Install Using A Vista Upgrade Product Key

Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install.

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well i ordered a studio xps 9000 and i forgot to ask my dell salesperson about how my free mcafee subscription be renewed if i install a window 7 free upgrade from a window vista?well my mcafee free subscription be gone forever or is there a way for me to get it back???

A:mcafee free suabscription be gone forever if install window 7 from window vista?

Me too

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Hi ,

I am developing a BHO in C# that is using Win32 Window with the toolbar , In all the scenarios in IE6, IE7 XP, Vista and IE8 Xp this window is displaying correctly on before IE window i.e it is showing in front, But in Vista IE Protected mode ON, this window is showing behind the IE Main Window,

How to Bring this window before the IE main in Vista Protected Mode ON.

Is there any security restrictions for this ?

Any Help would be appreciable

Kumaravel

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Computer Spec's

Power Supply: 650 Watt NZXT PRC-650 SLI Ready

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6850 (2 X 3.0GHz) / 4MB L2 Cache / 1333 FSB

Motherboard: Asus P5N32-E SLI nForce 680i SLI Chipset w/ 7.1 ssound/ Gb LAN/ S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E Mobo

RAM: (4096MB) 1024mb X 4- DDR2-800- PC6400 Memory Modules- Corsair XMS2 XTREME w/ Heat Spreader

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320Mb memory

Hard Drive 1 Hitachi 320GB ( Serial-ATA-ll, 3Gb 7200 RPM, 16Mb Cache) Windows XP Pro SP 2 with all updates to date

Hard Drive 2 ( Same as HD 1 ) Windows Vista Home Premium with all updates to date

Easy BCD BootLoad Manager to toggle between Operating Systems/ Windows XP Pro is my DeFault OS.

Monitors: Dual Widescreen Viewsonic 20" Color Flatscreens

Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Extreme
This Machine was custom built to my spec's by a reputable custom build computer company and I have both my OEM Operating System recovery disks that came with this machine when I

purchased it.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PIRATED SOFTWARE ON MY MACHINE WHICH INCLUDES BOTH OPERATING SYSTEMS AND ALL ANCILLARY APPLICATIONS!!!!!!!!

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Ok Folks!

Here is the gist of my problem.

Win XP Pro is my default operating system and is the OS that I use most of the time on this machine. ... Read more

A:Win Vista OS informs me Vista Not Activated/Product key invalid

Hi, a smilar thing happened to me. All you have to do is contact MS and they will help you through it.

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I have a Targus Notebook Wireless Rechargeable Optical Mouse ( http://www.compusa.com/applications/Search...7&CatId=143 ) and i been trying to plug it into my Microsoft Window XP media edition and it doesn't work; i place the battery in and plugged the wireless in and also turn the mouse on but the bottom of the mouse won't lit on and i tried everything so if anyone has any idea please tell me also the mouse is Window Vista.

A:A Window Vista mouse to a Microsoft Window Xp media

Did you install the drivers for the Targus mouse?
Try plugging a wired USB mouse into the laptop. If it works, then the issue is likely with the Targus mouse.

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I have been having problem with my computer. I can't get online playing game the window close buy itself and the memory is to low I try to defragged. But every time the computer turn on the screen say memory insufficient. And when I open an program the message pop up say the memory is come to minimum. I lost everything I don't know where I put the computer disk at. With out the disk can i upgrade my computer to Window Vista? Or can I just go buy another Window XP to fix the computer first? Can you help me fix the problem above? Which software should I used to fix my computer? I don't have any money right now to get another computer.

* Remove temporary Internet files
* Remove any downloaded program files
* Empty the Recycle Bin.
* Remove Windows temporary files.
* Remove installed programs I no longer use
* Defragged.

Thank you very much I have try everything but nothing work. Can I just upgrade my computer. Please try to help me thank you again.
 

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I am having an annoying problem with my IE.I'm using IE 7 and from 4 days ago, everytime I open IE or a new tab I got the annoying stuff:Insecure Internet activity. Threat of virus attackDue to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms and trojans without your knowledge, and that can lead to system slowdown, freezes and crashes.Also insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information.To get full advanced real-time protection for PC and Internet activity, register KvmSecure. We recommend you to protect your PC now and continue safe Internet browsing. Click here to get full advanced real-time protection and continue browsing. Continue to this website unprotected (not recommended). I strongly believe this is merely because my IE has been infected so I did some research I was lead to this webpage http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry840027 which shows how to solve the problem but it requires ComboFix and I did not even know what it was so I click on a link provided on that webpage and jumped to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix . I clearly understand it. But to what I understood, the webpage instructing how to use combofix only shows how to install window recovery console with a CD. However, I'm using Vista Home Premium and I have not such a CD. Instead there's a driver on my computer called HP_RECOVERY (F:) which had been already installed on my laptop when I bought it. I'... Read more

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Hi folks,
I really want to move from windows vista to windows 7, i currently use window vista business os 32bits on my hp compaq 6730s but now i feel its outdated and want to move to probably window 7 ultimate or which version do you think is best? i need your assistance on how to download the one with genuine key. I have checked muy system with windows 7 upgrade advisor and i got these reports, find report in attachement pls.
Thank you in anticipation.
Wakss3.
 

A:Help, i will like to upgrade my window vista 32 bits to window 7 (HP laptop)

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I have a purchased Vista Ultimate OEM x64 disc.

I also have an Acer PC with Vista Home product key that needs a reinstall. The recovery image is no longer available on the Acer.

Should I be able to use my Vista Ultimate OEM x64 disc to reinstall on the Acer and use the Acer Vista Home product key?

If not, can someone point me toward the steps to created a Vista disc that will work for this purpose.

TIA.

A:Have Vista OEM Disc. Use ACER Vista Product Key?

you cannot use the same keys, legally you cannot install the ultimate oem on your computer because it is OEM and it can only be legally installed on a newly built computer. You can never install OEM on a computer that already had another os installed on it.

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problem is when I was buy a dell laptop that have come with preloaded os (windows 8 )I have available product id but product key not available. now my head drive damaged. Now how to load window 8 OS use previous product key.


How to now my product key using product id :00326-10000-00000-AA870

One time I was replace motherboard on that  laptop on warrienty periode. that time they give me a window product key with seal pack. now when I will go to load window 8 useing that product key my laptop has not accepet that product key

pls solve inform me how to load os on my laptop

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Hi everyone! I am new to the forum, nice to meeting all of you!
Yesterday I search for a window error then this forum come up on the list. then I follow the step to try to solve my problem, but it seem it didn't work.
I just got my Dell Vostro 220 mini tower a day ago. It come with Window Vista: It can come with XP too, but you need to pay$99 more whcih I really don't understand why? Since I got XP by myself, so I request it for Vista.
Dell: Vostro 220 Mini Tower
250GB SATA Hard Drive
2GB DDR2 Ram
Intel Core 2 Dual 2.66GHz
I have the same problem with this member(mob77)
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/548774-please-help-blue-screen-deatch.html
when I install XP it give me a blue screen before i can access to the agreenment. As soon as the check up is done it pop up a blue screen error.
I have use other computer to format the drive first, then put it back to install XP, but it still show me the same blue screen as follow:
"A problem had detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damgae to
your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen,
restart your computer.

If this screen appears again, folow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives
or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly
configured and terminated.
Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive curruption, and then restart your
computer.

Technical information:

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A:Please Help,Window Vista ---> Window XP= Error?

Is there an IDE setting in the bios? If so set it to IDE, then try the installation,

otherwise use AHCI setting and slipstream this sata driver into your XP cd and XP should install without a hitch.
SATA DRIVER
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=41&fileid=271049
Software to slipstream the driver into the XP CD
http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html
Nlite guides
http://www.nliteos.com/guides.html

All of your V220 XP drivers, you may need them after you get XP installed
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...emID=VOS_D_220&hidos=WLH&hidlang=en&TabIndex=
 

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Hi, I have just bought my dell notbook that come with window vista and 2 hard drivers - c and d.

i am now in a fixed cause a lot of my program is not compatible with window vista.

I understand that I could also instal another operating system in my laptop but I am not sure how to go about it. can anyone please guide me to the installation of the second operation system in my notebook.

I understand that i need to download a driver but what driver and where to download.

thanks a million for the help.

A:Installing Window Xp On Window Vista

Well, first we'll need to know the size of the C: and the D: drives, their names (such as Recovery or Restore) and how full they are.
Next, you'll need to ensure that you've got the DVD's necessary to reinstall Vista should you ever decide to go back to it (this'll save you a boatload of money).
Then, you'll need to have a copy of XP - you'll need a full, retail version to be fully able to install this (unless you've got an old copy of Win98, ME, or 2000 laying around to use with an upgrade. You'll also need copies of all the programs that you want to install.
You can get the drivers for your system at the Dell support site by entering your service tag number - but I don't know if that'll show XP drivers or not - maybe you can ask Dell support (via email) where the XP drivers are for your syste..

Then it's just a matter of inserting the XP disk, formatting your hard drive, and then starting the clean installation of XP. After that you'll spend a lot of time updating drivers and Windows Updates, then installing and updating your programs. Don't forget a good antivirus, antispyware, and firewall program (at a minimum) for your protection while online.

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I dunno where this should belongs to,sorry if i posted in the wrong section.
Ok so 2-3 year ago i bought my computer and it gave me the vista disk aswell...
Then,last month,i bought a new computer and used that disk to install window vista,and today,i got a message asking me to type in the product key,but i lost it.
I tried to use programmes that find product key for you..but it didnt work,it gave me an error which is 0xC00e and something(i forgot im at school atm)
Can someone tell me where i can buy a product key but not the disk?all i want is the product key..and how much is it about?

A:Vista product key

Hello Martin,

You should have a sticker on the (bottom of a laptop or back of a desktop) with your product key number on it.

Product Key Number

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have bought the retail version of windows vista 64 bit. I want the 32 bit version, and I read from somewhere that I can use my 64 bit product key for ordering the 32 bit cd-s. Order Windows Vista CDs - Microsoft Windows this is where I'm trying to order the cd-s from, but when I type in my product key found on the back of the dvd box of the 64 bit installation, it says my product key is invalid. What should I do ?

A:Vista product key

A DVD for 64 and 32 will work with a single key number. You can borrow a 32 DVD or you can order, for cost, from your original supplier. I would call the original supplier and try to get a free DVD. You should have received two with the original puchase.
Dont forget, only one machine at a time.

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