Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation

2curious

Member
I recently performed a system recovery because I was unable to back up to earlier time before we started having computer issues. Anyway I performed a recovery. Stumbled accross this by accident that windows has 3 days before it wall automatically activate. So I clicked activate. It gave me this message header. "The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation". There are 3 options. 1 is to Buy a new product key online. 2 is to type a different product key. 3 is to contact Hewlett-Packard Company to resolve this issue. I contacted Hewlett-Packard Company and they had me call Microsoft. Microsoft wants to charge me $100 for something I already own. Very confused. Anyway does anyone have a fix for this. Thank you
 

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Re: Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activatio

Hi
You have two choices:
You may either reinstall using the recovery partition, if you have one.
or
You could look for the key on the computer. It can be anywhere, including the battery compartment, if you have a lappy.
As a last restort you can try to use magic jelly bean, but I have doubts since you reinstalled.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
 

2curious

Member
Re: Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activatio

I typed the product key in 3 times and it comes back saying that it is an invalid product key. The key is right off the sticker of the machine.
 

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Re: Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activatio

Be sure not to confuse zero with the letter o
and I and the number one etc.
The correct nuber has 25 numbers and or letters
Each 5 are separated by a dash.
 

z3r010

Staff member
Re: Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activatio

B & 8 always gets me when typing in those codes.
 

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Re: Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activatio

there is an option to do it over the phone
 
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