So I have the fun task of reinstalling Vista on an Acer Aspire laptop, but I'm having some issues with the reinstall.
Now I have a valid and legal product key on the base of the PC. The product key is for Vista Home Premium 32bit OEM.
I don't have a Vista disk (Acer laptops dont ship with them) so I located a Vista 32bit Home Premium disk and tried to use that. After all the licence is the product key, not the media. However during install it tells me my product key is not valid.
Funnily enough I've never had this problem before - mismatched disks with product keys. As far as I know if the product key is valid (and for the same version of windows as the disc) the install should work, surely?
Does anyone have any experience re-installing on Acer laptops or will I have to shell-out £2/hour + goodness knows what for the magic Acer special recovery disks to re-vamp my machine?