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home premuim product key is invalid for activation

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    bridgewater2004 Guest

    home premuim product key is invalid for activation

    i have had this laptop since May...i was using it earlier,it was fine...and
    then switched it off. However when i turned it on again and typed in my
    password, i got a black screen with a message telling me my product key is
    invalid. I have tried various things to solve the problem, but i dont even
    have the start facility in the bottom left hand coener of the screen to look
    in the control panel!! I rang the automated number, but they asked me to
    enter an installation id, and i cant find that, cos i cant get into my
    control panel!!! Help please, whats happened??? i also tried typing in the
    product key again, and nothing.....

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    Re: home premuim product key is invalid for activation

    Quote Originally Posted by bridgewater2004 View Post
    i have had this laptop since May...i was using it earlier,it was fine...and
    then switched it off. However when i turned it on again and typed in my
    password, i got a black screen with a message telling me my product key is
    invalid. I have tried various things to solve the problem, but i dont even
    have the start facility in the bottom left hand coener of the screen to look
    in the control panel!! I rang the automated number, but they asked me to
    enter an installation id, and i cant find that, cos i cant get into my
    control panel!!! Help please, whats happened??? i also tried typing in the
    product key again, and nothing.....
    Hi Bridgewater,

    It appears that you are in "Reduced Functionality Mode". Look towards the bottom of this post to see how to get out of it and extend Vista's trial period up to 120 days until you get it activated again.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66990-activation.html

    If it will not let you activate after you are back to normal, then you will have to do the phone activation. You can use this as a guide while doing it.

    Activate Vista by Phone

    Shawn

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    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: home premuim product key is invalid for activation

    Take it back under Warranty to where you bought it.

    "bridgewater2004" wrote:

    > i have had this laptop since May...i was using it earlier,it was fine...and
    > then switched it off. However when i turned it on again and typed in my
    > password, i got a black screen with a message telling me my product key is
    > invalid. I have tried various things to solve the problem, but i dont even
    > have the start facility in the bottom left hand coener of the screen to look
    > in the control panel!! I rang the automated number, but they asked me to
    > enter an installation id, and i cant find that, cos i cant get into my
    > control panel!!! Help please, whats happened??? i also tried typing in the
    > product key again, and nothing.....


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    bridgewater2004 Guest

    RE: home premuim product key is invalid for activation

    thank you for your reply, its much appreciated!!....i will take it back to
    Comet tomorrow....and i will let you know what they say....thank you again xx

    "bridgewater2004" wrote:

    > i have had this laptop since May...i was using it earlier,it was fine...and
    > then switched it off. However when i turned it on again and typed in my
    > password, i got a black screen with a message telling me my product key is
    > invalid. I have tried various things to solve the problem, but i dont even
    > have the start facility in the bottom left hand coener of the screen to look
    > in the control panel!! I rang the automated number, but they asked me to
    > enter an installation id, and i cant find that, cos i cant get into my
    > control panel!!! Help please, whats happened??? i also tried typing in the
    > product key again, and nothing.....


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    Chen Shen Guest

    Re: home premuim product key is invalid for activation

    MS's activation servers are having a major screw up, nobody could activate
    at the moment.

    http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/...1004&SiteID=25


    "bridgewater2004" <bridgewater2004@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:33258179-6AC3-4BDA-8211-0E98F8F33BB5@microsoft.com...
    >i have had this laptop since May...i was using it earlier,it was fine...and
    > then switched it off. However when i turned it on again and typed in my
    > password, i got a black screen with a message telling me my product key is
    > invalid. I have tried various things to solve the problem, but i dont even
    > have the start facility in the bottom left hand coener of the screen to
    > look
    > in the control panel!! I rang the automated number, but they asked me to
    > enter an installation id, and i cant find that, cos i cant get into my
    > control panel!!! Help please, whats happened??? i also tried typing in the
    > product key again, and nothing.....
    >



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