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When you try to activate Windows Vista, you may receive the following error message:
The Product Key you have entered will not Work with this Edition or Version of Windows Vista
This problem may occur if you installed a different edition of Windows Vista than your product key is intended to activate.
Note To successfully activate Windows Vista, you must use the product key for the edition of Windows Vista that is installed.
To resolve this issue you must install the Windows Vista edition that matches the product key that is used. Or, you must obtain a new product key for the Windows Vista edition that you installed.
Product keys are specific to the Windows Vista edition that was purchased. You can find your product key on the installation disc holder that is inside the Windows Vista media package.
To find out which edition of Windows Vista is running on your computer, follow these steps:
Article ID: 949744 - Last Review: March 18, 2008 - Revision: 1.1