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upgrade vista without buying new product key

B
#1
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 Computer

C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

#2
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/Windows/en-US/Help/37070041-1b90-4433-be0c-ab2855841b981033.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 Computer

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