My product key is always typed in when it is asked for during installation.
The one thing I 'always' remember to do, though, is to disable the option to
activate when online. If this option isn't disabled, as soon as you finish
installing and then log onto the internet vista will proceed with
activation - this is something you don't want at this early stage.
I like to test out the system for a few week before I activate. This gives
you the option to see that everything is working okay and, if it isn't, you
can easily re-install without having to worry about activating the system a
second time within a few weeks.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"Master P" <MasterP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi all
> When you install vista it will ask you to type in your key.
> However you don't have to do this
> My question is:
> What's better?
> - To type my key when tey ask me to during installation?
> - Continue without inserting my key, download all updates from MS and then