Re: OEM Vista
I just had an issue where some idiots scratched a hole in my Vista OEM label
on the computer. Unfortunately, this messed up some of the product key. I
chatted with a customer service rep, and although helpful, didn't get
anywhere, so I asked for a manager...I am expecting a new OEM disk and label
in the mail soon. Best wishes on this!
> "jagaman" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >I just received a new computer with Windows Vista and when I go to the
> > Microsoft Support site it does not except the Product ID? Does anyone
> > know
> > why. I just activated my software today.
> One good reason why Microsoft will not provide OEM support is the fact that
> the manufacturer of your computer may have tweaked Vista to work with
> certain hardware installed in your system. I've known people to try and
> install an Operating System that came on a restore CD from some
> manufacturer, other than their own. Won't work. My wife has a eMachine
> running XP Home and it has a restore CD/DVD in case of a major malfunction.
> XP Home is on that disk. Won't work in any other computer.
> The manufacturer of your particular system will give you all the support you
> need, and free as well. It's a good way to find out how well they support
> their customers. You didn't mention the brand of your PC. Would be nice to
> You will also do well by finding a friend that knows computers inside and
> out. That's how I learned how to work on PC's and pass certification exams,
> besides making a good PC book a fixture in my bathroom.