Windows key question

By sadbluescreener
Mar 27, 2009
  1. Hi i've reinstalled vista home premium twice now on my MSI GX630. The last time I had mistakenly used my friend's Sager OEM Vista install CD and I had used the vista key that came with my laptop (from the bottom of the laptop) with my friend's Sager vista and had activated it. Upon realising my mistake i reinstalled vista home premium yesterday but now when i try to use the same key (from the bottom of the laptop again) it tells me that it is invalid. is that normal? :S

    will i have to get a new windows keys? =[
  2. AudioVayne

    AudioVayne TS Rookie Posts: 99

    You will have to ring Microsoft (Validate by phone) and explain the situation...They'll suss another code to use...
  3. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    I've tried activation by phone (I'm in Jamaica) but when I enter the digits on my phone I get an error and I'm forwarded to a Customer Rep. That hasn't helped me at all because the call is always disconnected as I'm explaining my problem to them. =\
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Wow thanks for those links. Tho I am a bit hesitant to use that method at all, I don't want to do anything that cause any problems for me with Windows. But if push comes to shove I may just have to.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    They are quite legal legitimate links, and without Vista presently being activated cannot hurt your system
    I don't post anything else but legitimate links in my position ;)
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    who are you???? and what did you do with Kimsland???? :haha:;)
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