Activation Key Not Accepted

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Shaun D, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Shaun D

    Shaun D Guest

    I am really new to the whole Vista Beta thing but am fairly computer savvy.
    Anyway, I downloaded the 32 bit version of Vista Beta 2 and got the
    activation key. Now, what happens next occours weither I try installing Beta
    2 from XP or just boot off the DVD. I type the product key, hit next, the
    computer 'idles' for 5-10 seconds then says "Windows can not validate your
    product key." No error code, nothing. I have done this with two different iso
    downloads and two different product keys.

    And yes, its a product key off the Microsoft site.

    Very frustrating, as you can imagine.

    Thanks for the help,

    Shaun D
    Shaun D, Jun 26, 2006
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    Marc Thomas Guest


    Have you tried requesting another key from Microsoft?

    Marc Thomas, Jun 26, 2006
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  3. Shaun D

    Shaun D Guest

    Yes, I,ve tried with two different keys from Microsoft. Since I got the
    second key, it says I have Installed it on the maximum number of computers
    for one product key. I'm thinking its counting every time I hit next in my
    setup and it says the error '...key can not be validated."
    Shaun D, Jun 26, 2006
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