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Windows vista activation fail in 2020: Lenovo 3000 G430

2020-02-09, 5:13 AM

Hi. I have a lenovo 3000 G430 20008 notebook purchased in 2010. However, recently, the notebook requires me to activate Windows, Windows Vista. I have no way to activate windows vista. I have product key of Windows vista home premium but it is invalid (I have formmated the hard drive and it made me lost that bios key though I have product key)as the key is used? I dialed Microsoft HK hotline and they reply that windows Vista is out of support. I understand that it is out of warranty but my last hope falls on Lenovo support. Is there any way to activate my windows vista?

 

Thnaks, I know it is kind of crazy to use windows vista and a 10-year old notebook but I just dont want to waste it as it is still working pretty good in windows vista!!! Nostalgic and those good days without a readily available and affordable smartphone (Haha)

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Re: Windows vista activation fail in 2020: Lenovo 3000 G430

2020-02-09, 14:03 PM

My guess is that your license/product  key is probably for Windows Vista Home Premium (OEM), and your DVD contains the Windows Windows Vista Home Premium DVD, and that will not work.      If that is the case, you need to find an OEM copy. 

 

 

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Re: Windows vista activation fail in 2020: Lenovo 3000 G430

2020-02-09, 14:51 PM

JD, love from Hong Kong.

I have finally figured out how to solve the problem.

 

As courtesy, I am going to make it open like open-source software, just in case there is another crazy guy going to do the same thing.

JD, your guess is quite logical though but I have eventually reinstall windows vista with Service Pack 2 (my first attempt fails and the package used is windows vista without service pack). Enter your CoA code and voila!!! Everything works like a charm.

 

Thanks JD and thanks this community. Happy internet experience.

 

Anson

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