Invalid product key????

By vegasgmc
Aug 29, 2004
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  1. Im helping a friend re-install ME and keep getting this error. Its a full retail version and Im using the key on the sticker. I re-formatted the drive and still get the error.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Mind the capital letters and note that a zero (0) looks different from a letter o (O)
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,763

    No 0's or O's in Windows product keys. It turned out to be a damaged disk. Once again Google beats MS Knowledge Base. Thanks
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    A bad hard drive can cause the same problem too, for future reference.

    Most people don't realize that though. :)
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