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Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help



 
 
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  #11 (permalink)  
Old December 22nd 08, 08:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
Mark H[_2_]
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Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
installation.

The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the manufacturer's
volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be the PID on the
label.

"David B." wrote in message
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That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation disc?

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"Guy seeking help" wrote in message
...
I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So
I
decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
and
the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying
that
it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
times
but it still won't work. Can any help?
--
Guy seeking help


"Malke" wrote:

Brink wrote:

I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before and
this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
Vista.

I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
see in
a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
OEM.

However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
situation,
the issue is moot and the thread is dead.

Malke
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Old December 22nd 08, 08:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
David B.[_3_]
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Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media with
an OEM product key.

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How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm



"Mark H" wrote in message
...
Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
installation.

The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the manufacturer's
volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be the PID on the
label.

"David B." wrote in message
...
That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation
disc?

--

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Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm



"Guy seeking help" wrote in message
...
I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So
I
decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
and
the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying
that
it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
times
but it still won't work. Can any help?
--
Guy seeking help


"Malke" wrote:

Brink wrote:

I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before
and
this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
Vista.

I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
see in
a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
OEM.

However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
situation,
the issue is moot and the thread is dead.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!




  #13 (permalink)  
Old December 22nd 08, 08:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
David B.[_3_]
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Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

Damnit, I'll shut up now, for some reason I thought I was in one of the XP
groups

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How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm



"David B." wrote in message
...
You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media with
an OEM product key.

--

----
Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm



"Mark H" wrote in message
...
Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
installation.

The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the manufacturer's
volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be the PID on the
label.

"David B." wrote in message
...
That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation
disc?

--

----
Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm



"Guy seeking help" wrote in message
...
I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key.
So I
decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
and
the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message
saying that
it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
times
but it still won't work. Can any help?
--
Guy seeking help


"Malke" wrote:

Brink wrote:

I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before
and
this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
Vista.

I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
see in
a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a
generic
OEM.

However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
situation,
the issue is moot and the thread is dead.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!





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Old December 22nd 08, 09:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
Richie Hardwick[_2_]
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Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

"David B." wrote:

You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media with
an OEM product key.



Change "OEM" to "branded OEM" and you would be correct.

Richie Hardwick
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Old December 22nd 08, 11:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
Mark H[_2_]
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Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

:-)

"David B." wrote in message
...
Damnit, I'll shut up now, for some reason I thought I was in one of the XP
groups

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How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm



"David B." wrote in message
...
You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media
with an OEM product key.

--

----
Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm



"Mark H" wrote in message
...
Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
installation.

The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the
manufacturer's volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be
the PID on the label.

"David B." wrote in message
...
That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation
disc?

--

----
Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm



"Guy seeking help" wrote in message
...
I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key.
So I
decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial
numbers and
the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message
saying that
it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
times
but it still won't work. Can any help?
--
Guy seeking help


"Malke" wrote:

Brink wrote:

I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before
and
this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product
key
number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
Vista.

I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
see in
a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a
generic
OEM.

However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
situation,
the issue is moot and the thread is dead.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!






  #16 (permalink)  
Old December 22nd 08, 11:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
Curious[_5_]
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Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

On My HP Vista Laptop the Key finder program returns the key on the HP label
on the bottom of the unit.
"Mark H" wrote in message
...
Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
installation.

The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the manufacturer's
volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be the PID on the
label.

"David B." wrote in message
...
That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation
disc?

--

----
Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm



"Guy seeking help" wrote in message
...
I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So
I
decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
and
the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying
that
it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
times
but it still won't work. Can any help?
--
Guy seeking help


"Malke" wrote:

Brink wrote:

I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before
and
this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
Vista.

I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
see in
a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
OEM.

However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
situation,
the issue is moot and the thread is dead.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!




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Old December 23rd 08, 12:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
David B.[_3_]
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Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

See my above post on my Monday brainfart

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"Richie Hardwick" wrote in message
...
"David B." wrote:

You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media with
an OEM product key.



Change "OEM" to "branded OEM" and you would be correct.

Richie Hardwick


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Old December 23rd 08, 09:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
Richie Hardwick[_2_]
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Posts: 143
Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 08:57:54 -0500, "David B."
wrote:

See my above post on my Monday brainfart


Sorry, but I use a news reader and it doesn't see "above post".


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"Richie Hardwick" wrote in message
.. .
"David B." wrote:

You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media with
an OEM product key.



Change "OEM" to "branded OEM" and you would be correct.

Richie Hardwick

  #19 (permalink)  
Old December 24th 08, 12:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
David B.[_3_]
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Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

Really? So do I and it does.

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"Richie Hardwick" wrote in message
...
On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 08:57:54 -0500, "David B."
wrote:

See my above post on my Monday brainfart


Sorry, but I use a news reader and it doesn't see "above post".

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Old December 24th 08, 01:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
Richie Hardwick[_2_]
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Default Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 08:58:15 -0500, "David B."
wrote:

Really? So do I and it does.


I collect new messages quite frequently - apparently more frequently
than you do.


"Richie Hardwick" wrote in message
.. .
On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 08:57:54 -0500, "David B."
wrote:

See my above post on my Monday brainfart


Sorry, but I use a news reader and it doesn't see "above post".

 




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