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beckya88
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NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY

Hi i'm looking for a valid windows home basic product key does anyone have one please?
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Re: NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY

If you have a notebook or PC that came delivered with it, then it  should be on a Microsoft sticker on the PC or bottom of the notebook.

 

If someone inadvertently or otherwise removed or damaged the sticker, then you will most likely have to purchase an Microsoft Windows installation DVD for the operating system. 

 

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Re: NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY

When i reset my laptop i used a home basic dvd when my laptop had been set to home premium so it doesn't work! I only realised that today though
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Re: NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY


beckya88 wrote:
When i reset my laptop i used a home basic dvd when my laptop had been set to home premium so it doesn't work! I only realised that today though

OK. So why not use the recovery media that you made to recover it to the riginal operating system?

 

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Re: NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY

Good thinking! If i can find it i will
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Re: NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY

It wont let me access my laptop atall unless i put this product key in. Its coming up with a black screen and in the bottom right hand corner it says this is not a real version of vista!
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Re: NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY

The product key should be on a Microsoft Windows sticker on the bottom of your notebook.

When does this problem happen?
Is it when you are recovering your notebook with the recovery disk set?

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Re: NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY

That key dont work i've just reset the laptop with the operating system recovery dvd but i cant keep doing that every 31 days!
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Re: NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY

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If the Microsoft Windows COA sticker is the original one and you are using the HP recovery disk set this is very unlikely to happen

Are you using an installation DVD not created by your notebook?


If you cannot find the recovery disk set then I recommend that you order one from HP. The set is quite inexpensive.

 

If HP no longer has the recovery disk set for your notebook you should be able to order it from Computersurgeons.

 

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Re: NEED WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC PRODUCT KEY

Thanks ill have a look about and the dvd is one someone lent me a windows vista home basic
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