Windows vista home basic

andrewg27 - Jul 26, 2009 at 02:26 AM
 andrewg27 - Jul 27, 2009 at 05:03 AM
Recently i installed a dell inspiration 1420 windows vista home basic dvd on my HP Compaq nx7010.It all works fine apart from i need to activate my copy of vista.I tryed and failed.It says the windows vista product key you typed is invalid for activation...
Then it says

>Buy a new one

>Type a different one

>contact dell to resolve this problem

Does any one know how to get around activation or any advice?this is ugent i only have 17 days left

Many Thanks Andrew

2 responses

Hi Andrew,
I suspect that the Vista DVD you have with you is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) version with a single user license. As you have already registered the Vista license with the DELL system, you won't be able to activate it for any other PC.

You may call up the windows helpline and speak to the support guy there to transfer the license. There are other (illegal) ways to do this, but i doubt that you'd want to try them.

Could you please send me the ileagul way of doing it on