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  • Odd behavior found in new install activation.

     

    I installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit with my license key on the DVD case. When I tried to do the online activation, it told me my license key was invalid and brought up the window to enter a new license key. I re-entered the old key which was used during the install process, waited for confirmation, and it said successful.

     

    So, why did it tell me at first the key was invalid?

    Monday, November 24, 2008 6:29 AM

Answers

  • Perhaps you did not enter the product key correctly the first time.

     

    Monday, November 24, 2008 3:29 PM

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  • Perhaps you did not enter the product key correctly the first time.

     

    Monday, November 24, 2008 3:29 PM
  • The key was valid - it had to be valid in order for the Windows DVD installer to proceed to install the OS.

     

    For some odd reason, AFTER the install completed with my key, the online activation failed then typing in my key just as I did in the installer it worked.

     

    Odd behavior.

    Monday, November 24, 2008 9:49 PM