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Vista error messaage: Not genuine

2010-08-01, 15:18 PM

What gives with this: "This edition of Windows Vista is not genuine." When I go to activate, the product key is invalid. This is something new.


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Re: Vista error messaage: Not genuine

2010-08-01, 15:32 PM

VtJournalist, welcome to the forum,


do you have Vista Service Packs installed? There is an MS tip if this shouldn't be the case;


You may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista was already activated by a Volume License or OEM installation


If this is not the case you need to provide more information about your installation, is it a Lenovo pre-install or have you manually installed - if so from which media?



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Re: Vista error messaage: Not genuine

2010-08-03, 5:57 AM

Call Microsoft and use telephone activation if your license is legal.

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