Re: Product Key cannot be validated!!!!
Thanks for help
"Curious" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> All HP Vista and XP PCs that I or friends have purchased have provided a
> way to dump the recovery partition to DVDs for the express purpose, at a
> minimum, of being able to recover from disk failures and this procedure
> was described in the written material that came with the PC. Apparently
> you did not get the proper written documentation or the alert to back up
> the partition after you first boot and therefore you destroyed the
> recovery partition content.
> Contact HP to purchase a set of recovery DVDs for your OEM product key,
> "Emin IPEK" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> There were no option for recovery DVD creation and I later formatted the
>> recovery partition. And usually when you recover the system it doesn't
>> ask product key
>> If I get aVista with a new computer it must be valid with a new
>> installation on another HD
>> But when I type the product key, the Vista doesn't recognize it as a
>> valid key.
>> "Curious" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> The key on the system probably can only be used with the copy of the
>>> recovery partition that you copied out to recovery DVDs when you first
>>> got the system.
>>> "Emin IPEK" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>> I had bought an HP 2133 when I was in Bahrain.
>>>> When I first started up the computer, Vista Business started
>>>> installing, probably from the Recovery partition.
>>>> Anyway, I am in Turkey now and I upgraded mh harddisk and wanted to
>>>> install Vista Business on the new harddisk.
>>>> Underneath my computer there is an original Microsoft sticker for the
>>>> product Key. During the Vista installation I typed this key but
>>>> received an error message that the key cannot be validated. The key
>>>> starts with J4CQ3-
>>>> What might be the reason? What is the solution? I want to use my
>>>> original Vista Product Key.
>>>> Any help will be appreciated