Sorry if this is a double post, it has been nearly a hour since I have posted
my response but it hasn't shown on the web viewer yet, so I am presuming that
the error was true this time.
I have tried PowerISO, Daemon Tools 4.03, Alcohol 120%, & Nero Image Drive,
but they can only read the ISO part containing the README, not UDF partition
containing the rest of the disk.
The installer will recognized the keys if I boot my PC (HP Laptop running XP
MCE) using the DVD, but it won't if I running the installer from XP (which I
would like to do in order to perform an upgrade install)
"Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" wrote:
> Have you tried alternative methods to see if it will accept the key, such as
> launching setup using Virtual Drive software such as Daemon Tools or NERO
> Image Drive. Or extract the contents of the ISO to a folder and launch setup
> from there?
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> "Terranaut" <Terranaut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I have just downloaded Vista via the links provided by the email sent to my
> > from firstname.lastname@example.org.
> > Unfortunately, when it comes to entering them into the installer, I get
> > "Setup cannot validate your product key .....", I have double checked the
> > digits, copied and pasted them from the email, but I still get the error.
> > I have even obtained another product key, via my secondary hotmail
> > account.
> > But that doesn't work also.