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  • Question

  • why won't the windows vista recognize the Product Key i enter when prompted when i first purchased this Laptop?

    I have tried to enter it many times but now i am not prompted anymore and i cannot access the windows vista program properley, only the limited service one. I was told once i got onto the Internet that i could fix the problem then but as yet have not been able to remedy the problem. I'd appreciate any help please......

    Saturday, March 29, 2008 5:51 AM

Answers

  • Please follow this simple troubleshooting procedure:

     

    1. Download and run the MGA Diagnostic Tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

     

    2. After running the MGA Diagnostic Tool, click on the "Windows" tab and then click on "Copy".

     

    3. Next, visit the following website and create a post in the "WGA Validation Problems" forum and paste the results of the WGA Diagnostic Data in a detailed post. http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/default.aspx?SiteID=25

     

    4. A WGA troubleshooting specialist will analyze the data and recommend an appropriate solution.

     

    Saturday, March 29, 2008 3:21 PM
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    Hi,

     

    Thanks for Carey’s sharing.

     

    Alison, If the computer still cannot be activated, you can contact our Activation Center 888-571-2048 for direct assistance.

     

    I hope your issue can be resolved soon.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Monday, March 31, 2008 7:58 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Please follow this simple troubleshooting procedure:

     

    1. Download and run the MGA Diagnostic Tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

     

    2. After running the MGA Diagnostic Tool, click on the "Windows" tab and then click on "Copy".

     

    3. Next, visit the following website and create a post in the "WGA Validation Problems" forum and paste the results of the WGA Diagnostic Data in a detailed post. http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/default.aspx?SiteID=25

     

    4. A WGA troubleshooting specialist will analyze the data and recommend an appropriate solution.

     

    Saturday, March 29, 2008 3:21 PM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    Thanks for Carey’s sharing.

     

    Alison, If the computer still cannot be activated, you can contact our Activation Center 888-571-2048 for direct assistance.

     

    I hope your issue can be resolved soon.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Monday, March 31, 2008 7:58 AM
    Moderator
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    Similar question - only different.  I have in my possession a copy of Office Pro 2007.  I work in a small company (75 employees) in Georgia and we have several copies floating around - most have been loaded.  Has MINE been loaded before?  On anything?  I need to know.  I don't want to install it and then have it die in a month due to invalid registration.

     

    Is there a way to check my Product Key against some MicroSoft database somewhere and find out?  Anyone?

    Wednesday, November 19, 2008 8:25 PM
  • The only way to tell if your copy of Microsoft Office 2007 has been used before is to install and attempt to activate it.  If activation fails, then you'll know the license is in use on a different computer.

     

    Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:01 PM