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#26734 1-Oct-2008 21:31
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http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=windowserrormessagesp2.jpg hello i got this error with my laptop i got off trade me does this mean that vista is stolen? i have been trying to restore it with the restore cd but keeps comeing up with an error when i try to restore it.

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  #168484 1-Oct-2008 22:18
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Yes, looks like you have a fake version of Vista on your CD.



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#168487 1-Oct-2008 22:26
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oh f*** but thats confussing because it says it's activated. the restore cd has windows xp2 i would be happy to go on that
but it doesn't work i don't have the money to buy a new os not after the money i spent on it what now?. i hope im allowed
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  #168488 1-Oct-2008 22:32
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Wait, you don't have Vista, you have XP SP2.  If the recovery CDs aren't branded, then it's likely that they could be fake.

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  #168491 1-Oct-2008 22:38
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The screenshot is definitely Vista - font and the background window is the System properties.




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#168495 1-Oct-2008 22:45
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It means the Windows Vista is activated - but not legitimately. Someone used a tool to go around the activation requirement, which means probably it was a pirate copy of Windows Vista. So as it says, after repair the copy will be deactivated and you will need a valid key.

If you have Windows XP then you can reinstall that one - a valid CD key should be on a sticker under your laptop. If it's a valid OEM license and the CD is a valid OEM CD then it should install ok...

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#168545 2-Oct-2008 09:25
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vista was on it when got it. and the windows xp sp2 is just a restore cd and when i use it it says restore factory defaults?
i push next. this is when i boot up from the cd it does it's thing but then it doesn't reboot and then when you kill the power.
and restart it just says it has an error with a black screen. no options apart from reboot which when you press any key
it will not reboot

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