vista key activation key problem

  sunny staines 10:44 17 Sep 2006

unable to load vista rc1, i enter the key and it tells me it has not been entered correctly. there is no phone contact number to ring for assistance don't know how to proceed any further.

the key number is the one i had for the original vista beta, the key was accepted on that one. but vista kept crashing before the install completed fully so i left it.

do i need a new key number for rc1 if so could some one post the link please.

  Forum Editor 11:12 17 Sep 2006

is looking in your registry for the key from the previous installation, and because you didn't complete that installation the RC1 installer can't get going. I'm only guessing, and I might be wrong.

Perhaps the way around this is to re-register with Microsoft - start from scratch?

  sunny staines 12:37 17 Sep 2006

after rebooting and trying again after reboot, vista accepted the key

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