Big Problems with Vista and a fake disc sold on Ebay

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by yar, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. yar

    yar Guest


    I brought a disc on eBay, vista ultimate I used the disc then found out it
    was a fake disc so no product key.

    I have informed MS with all the details of the seller etc and eBay.

    I now have the problem that my Vista does not have a correct key, I have
    tried to reinstall my Vista business but it will only perform a clean
    install losing all my programs settings etc it will not downgrade to

    Can anybody help me so I do not lose everything.

    Thank you
    yar, Nov 16, 2007
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    f/fgeorge Guest

    Go to the store and buy a REAL copy of the version you want, then call
    MS, actually you will talk to someone in India, and they will help you
    change the number to your REAL one.
    f/fgeorge, Nov 16, 2007
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  3. yar

    yar Guest

    I have a real version but it is business, I want to roll back to that if I
    yar, Nov 16, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    You can't "roll back". Back up your data and do a clean install.

    Malke, Nov 16, 2007
  5. You would have to do a clean install. If you had tried to install
    Ultimate and then want to "downgrade" you have to do a clean install.
    So, you need to backup all your files, bite the bullet and do it...
    Dustin Harper, Nov 17, 2007
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