Windows Vista isn't recognizing my Product Key

By Andrek
Nov 27, 2010
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  1. The title says it all.

    I have the correct Product Key for my computer and when I enter it in to activate 'windows' it just says it's incorrect.

    Another strange thing is that it only recently started doing this.

    Help much appreciated :D
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    It sounds like you have to activate Windows often. Perhaps not but it sounds like it. Anyway, are you mixing Windows versions? That is, is the Product Key for a different version of Windows than the disk you used to install it?
  3. Andrek

    Andrek TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Actually yeah that makes sense as I had my HDD replaced, and vista re-installed. I shall be on to my comp repairer now.

    Thanks for that mailpup :)
  4. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    It's easy to mix up "B" and "8" coz the print is so small on the sticker.
  5. Andrek

    Andrek TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Problem Solved :)

    I eventually found out my ignorance got the better of me haha. I had to use the Automated Phone System to activate my Genuine Version of Windows because I had kept ignoring the 30day time to activate it :p

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