The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you type is invalid for activation.
He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. Updated March 05, If you’re preparing to reinstall Windows Vista you’ll need to locate your copy of the Windows Vista product key. Normally this product key is on a sticker on your computer or located with the Windows Vista product manual.
I’m trying to download a retail disk, if not – then I’ll try to create a recovery disk, or use the utility. I still have the recovery partition in tact. Will report back, thanks. JohnBusiness Consultant Owner Commented: So you need to use the recovery methods. It’s not a wrong cd type problem.
Just follow the following steps from this post to get to where you call in ur activation. You can reactivate your genuine Windows Vista installation by performing the following: Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in: Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
Select your Country. Follow the instructions for phone activation no charge. When you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice. If not, do not enter any numbers. Trying to activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case, only thru the Live Activation Rep will your activation be successful. Also the key on any computer is just a vendor key. Can anyone shed some light as to why the repair your computer options is not available to me.
Pressing 0 on start does not work. There is no repair my computer option, so I cannot access the recovery option. They should do that, although there will be a small charge. But it will have everything to reinstall and be cheaper than a Windows Retail license. There is another option as Vista has been pretty much orphaned – that is to move forward to Windows 7 which is better than Vista.
However, the least expensive option should be to get recovery media from Toshiba. Can someone please tell me why; http: I do not have a repair me link when hitting F8. I cannot hit 0 and bring up the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from the recovery partition – even though the recovery partition is fine.
I hit 0 and nothing happens. I have no repair options, anywhere yet I still have the recovery partition. What use is it if I cannot bloody access it. What can I do? Been on this for hours now, its getting annoying.
They do get damaged seen that before , and in your case, perhaps in your install of a different OEM disk first post. You really need to contact Toshiba to get you going here. Although, I do know that all the data on the D: I certainly think that installing the OEM version has removed the repair function. SpencerKarnovskiAuthor Commented:
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I recently got my laptop up and running. I need a product key in order to finish activation. i dont have my windows vista home premium activation code cuz I threw it away without knoing that i needed it, I really need one sonn!. keep being asked for the product key. I installed the home premium on the vista basic laptop due to not having the disc to reinstall and it worked.