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upgrade vista without buying new product key

  1. #1


    bob Guest

    upgrade vista without buying new product key

    i got a new computer with windows vista home basic then inside the box there
    was a disk that said you can upgrade it.
    so i ran the disk and upgraded it and now it says invalid for activation
    "access computer with reduced functionality"
    or put in a new product key

    help!!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Re: upgrade vista without buying new product key

    You have two choices:

    1. Purchase a Product Key for the Vista version you upgraded to:

    Windows Anytime Upgrade: frequently asked questions
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...41b981033.mspx

    or

    2. Read the User's Guide that came with your new computer and follow
    the instructions to perform a "Full System Recovery".

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

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    "bob" wrote:

    i got a new computer with windows vista home basic then inside the box there
    was a disk that said you can upgrade it.
    so i ran the disk and upgraded it and now it says invalid for activation
    "access computer with reduced functionality"
    or put in a new product key

    help!!


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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